Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

June 15, 2015

The public is invited to sample produce Wednesday, July 15, at the “Taste of Plum Grove.” The annual celebration, hosted by the Master Gardeners of Johnson County, is 20 years in the making.

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!

June 15, 2015

A June-bearing strawberry planting can be productive for several years if the bed is given the right care.

June 2, 2015

Bearded iris is among the most elegant, and easy to grow, flowers of spring.

May 18, 2015

The Iowa Tick Surveillance Program (previously known as the Lyme Disease Surveillance Program) regularly posts maps to show where Iowan's typically encounter the three types of ticks that are most common in the state. 

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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