Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

August 6, 2014

Alliant Energy's Operation ReLeaf program is back to give residential utility customers the opportunity to purchase landscape trees at a heavy discount. This is an opportunity to conserve energy by creating shade for your home or a wind break. Lee County Extension is participating this year, get all of the information here!

September 23, 2014

owa State University Extension & Outreach will be holding training for adults interested in becoming a 4-H judge. Participants will learn from Iowa State University Extension 4-H staff as well as experienced 4-H judges about how to how to evaluate, educate and encourage youth at county fairs.

September 15, 2014

Announcing this year's agenda for Forestry Field Day at Shimek State Forest!

September 10, 2014

Come to a tree walk in your area to have an opportunity to discuss hot tree topics and ask questions to local tree experts!

September 4, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Lee County will host a this fall for growers interested in producing crops in high tunnels. The beginning “High Tunnel 101” workshop is for current commercial fruit or vegetable growers and traditional farmers interested in diversifying their 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 to many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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