Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

March 29, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Lee County has much to celebrate during ISU Extension and Outreach Week, March 27 through April 2.

March 15, 2016

The 4-part beginning beekeeper course was held in this February at the Lee County Extension office in Donnellson. Twenty participants learned about the beekeeping process from start to finish. Check out photos from the workshop.

October 6, 2015

Trail enthusiasts and community leaders are invited to a free regional workshop to learn how to enhance and improve community trails. Trees Forever will host an interactive workshop to assist in improving trails on Tuesday, Oct. 20 in Fort Madison.

September 28, 2015

Private and Commercial Pesticide Applicator trainings and recertifications have been scheduled. Click the link for the full schedule and description.

July 8, 2015

Emerald ash borer has been confirmed in Fort Madison, bringing the number of confirmed counties in Iowa to 26. This makes Lee County the latest victim of EAB, a highly destructive insect of ash trees.


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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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