Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

February 16, 2015

Chestnuts are no longer just a Christmas nut. The demand for chestnuts is rapidly increasing, creating a market opportunity for those interested in growing chestnuts in the tri-state area. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is hosting a Chestnut Field Day for new and experienced chestnut growers on March 14th in West Point, Iowa.

February 11, 2015

The Keokuk Public Library will be hosting a screening of “Terra Firma,” a documentary film about female farmer veterans on Monday, March 30th at 6:00 pm in the Round Room. The event is sponsored by AAUW, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Lee County, and the Keokuk Public Library Foundation.

February 5, 2015

Read our 2014 Stakeholder Report to learn some important ways ISU Extension and Outreach served Lee County residents last year.

January 15, 2015

Lee County will offer four Continuing Instructional Courses (CIC) this Spring for Commercial Pesticide Applicators. These programs will be shown across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP). 

January 9, 2015

Four officers were elected during the Lee County Extension Council organizational meeting Jan. 7. The nine-member council annually elects officers to comply with Iowa law. Five newly elected members of the Lee County Extension Council were presented with Certificates of Election during the meeting. They were elected in the Nov. 4, 2014 general election and began their four-year terms in January.


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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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