Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

October 14, 2016

On Thursday, October 13, 234 students from Keokuk Community Schools, St. Vincent’s Catholic School, and Central Lee Community Schools gathered for the opportunity to learn about and pet farm animals, climb up in tractors, and experience some of the tools and agricultural science farmers use to feed the world.

September 23, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach welcomes Whitney Weisinger to the Lee County staff. Weisinger joined the organization as office assistant on September 6.

September 21, 2016

This course is designed to help women find the profitability in Iowa’s beef industry.

September 16, 2016

Join us for Forestry Field Day to become more knowledgeable about how to manage and expand woodland resources. Make contact with area forestry resource professionals as well as other woodland owners, public land managers, and forestry consultants and service providers.

July 15, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach of Lee County will be testing canner gauges for free at our office. Learn more here.


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Statewide Resources

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

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