Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

Events Calendar Clipart
June 3, 2014

Welcome to a new way to connect with what is going on in Louisa County Iowa!  This is a public calendar that anyone can add to and everyone can use!  Click to look at the calendar....or click here to Submit My Event 

May 21, 2014

April Showers Bring May Flowers...Or the saying goes! With the weather just turning, many of you will begin to find that you may have questions related to your yard or garden needs. "How do I transplant my irises?", "What is this bug?", "How do I get my yard back after all the winter kill?" or even "How deep should I plant my rose bush?" are common topics of conversations every spring. The Louisa County Extension Office is the place to help you answer those questions!

November 25, 2013

Have you been apart of programs in Louisa County?  Do you want to see more programming in Louisa County?  Let us know which programs you would like in the new year!

Emerald Ash Borer
July 18, 2013

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in a residential tree in the city of Burlington in Des Moines County, making this the second location where the invasive beetle has been found in Iowa.  What does this mean to your Ash trees in Louisa County?  What can you do to limit the spreak of EAB?  What does EAB look like?  Find all the answers to these questions and some contacts for further information here.

Louisa County Master Gardener News!!

Yes we have a Thriving (and Growing!) Master Gardener Club open to Extension-Trained Master Gardener Interns and Certified Master Gardeners. 

Watch this spot for news on upcoming meetings and everything else you need to know!

Louisa MG Activities for 2011

Louisa Master Gardener Bylaws

Statewide Resources

  • Convenient access to horticulture publications, programs and people.

  • Helping support the state’s evolving grape and wine industry, because the potential economic opportunities in wineries, value-added agriculture and tourism are limitless.

  • Production and business management information for commercial producers on wide variety of fruits and vegetables.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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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