Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

March 7, 2017

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program will hold its core training sessions this fall for individuals interested in becoming Master Gardeners.

Palmer amaranth plant
March 6, 2017

Palmer amaranth meeting to be held in Lee County on Thursday, March 30, 2017. 

March 6, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has partnered with Practical Farmers of Iowa and the Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association to host two producer meet-ups this spring. Salt Fork Kitchen in Solon and Harevestvill Farm's in Donnellson will be hosting these meet-ups. 

March 21, 2017

Agriculture is more than a way of life in Iowa. 85 percent of the state’s land is used for agriculture, with its products accounting for approximately 25 percent of Iowa’s economy.

Hops plant
March 16, 2017

 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a series of sustainable hop production workshops during 2017 aimed at helping those interested in growing the plant learn more about its production.


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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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