Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

flood
September 23, 2016

There are many different things to consider when dealing with flooding. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has many different resources to help you with your concerns.

MGLogo
August 12, 2016

Master Gardener training is being offered in Keokuk County this Fall. Applications are due September 1st.

4-H Project Book
August 7, 2014

The Keokuk County Expo Fair has come to an end. Now what? Get your forms here to finish your record books and prepare for Awards Night!

Emerald Ash Borer
March 31, 2015

The publication provides recommendations on how to protect ash trees from the emerald ash borer. Information about the life stages affected by systemic insecticides, two new professional products and proper use to protect insect pollinators has been added to the publication.

January 24, 2014

AMES, Iowa — If planning for next year’s garden includes finding new plants for shady areas, consider the recommendations of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists while paging through and ordering from garden catalogs this winter. The horticulturists also answer questions that come to Hortline, Iowa State’s horticulture hotline. Reach Hortline by calling 515-294-3108 or emailing hortline@iastate.edu.

Tomato Diseases and Problems  from Texas A&M

Statewide Resources

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

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