Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

August 14, 2014

This month’s Iowa Learning Farms webinar, Aug. 20 at 11:30 a.m., features Ajay Nair with Iowa State University Department of Horticulture.

August 6, 2014

ISU Extension will be offering the 16-week on-line course on "Transitioning to Organic Agriculture"

July 13, 2013

Do you have an interest in gardening? Would you like to volunteer and help with various gardening related activities throughout Johnson County? Learn how to become a Johnson County Master Gardener by clicking on the title of this article!

August 21, 2014

While bearded irises are easy-to-grow perennials, they need to be divided every three to five years. 

June 16, 2014

Adult beetle submitted by resident, efforts still underway to locate infestation.

Statewide Resources

  • Convenient access to horticulture publications, programs and people.

  • Production and business management information for commercial producers on wide variety of fruits and vegetables.

  • Helping support the state’s evolving grape and wine industry, because the potential economic opportunities in wineries, value-added agriculture and tourism are limitless.

  • Horticulture & Home Pest News is filled with articles on current horticulture, plant care, pest management, and common household pests written by Iowa State University Extension specialists.

  • Master Gardeners are individuals who have an interest in horticulture, have taken the Master Gardener training offered by Iowa State University Extension, and share their time and expertise with other gardeners.

  • Let us "feed" your appetite for gardening information with a wide menu of gardening entrees.

  •  Information on lawn, garden, and landscape plant questions is available from ISU Extension staff.

  • Images and information on a wide range of common pest and non-pest insects encountered in the home, yard and garden.

  • Information on Pesticide Applicator Training, Integrated Pest Management, and related environmental programs.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has to many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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