Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

January 25, 2016

      Jan. 25 webinar is POSTPONED and RESCHEDULED for Feb. 1
      Feb. 8 webinar is POSTPONED and RESCHEDULED for Feb. 15

      The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program will host a winter webinar
      series in January and February. The series focuses on learning the realities of hunger in Iowa, the best way
      to work with food banks, food safety and more.
January 13, 2016

 

     Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a Level 1 workshop covering
     Good Agricultural Practices (GAP). This workshop is important to farmers who sell directly
     to consumers or are considering expanding to foodservice or other markets.

January 1, 2016

     1.  Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who share a love of gardening, an enthusiasm for learning,
     and a commitment to helping others. Core training consists of 40 hours of horticulture education. Topics
     include soil basics, lawn care, flower and vegetable gardening, ornamental trees and shrubs, fruit
     crops, houseplants, weed and pest control.

     2.  Interested in Master Gardener training but not the required volunteer community service
     hours? Become a ProHort trainee more details are found here.

January 1, 2016

Clippings now includes more diverse topics that go beyond horticulture, though horticulture will still be an occasional and timely topic. The column will remain focused on research-based information written by ISU Extension and Outreach program specialists.

December 31, 2015


     A newsletter of timely topics for farmers, ag producers and others in
     Northwest Iowa - written by Agriculture program specialists serving
     Northwest Iowa.

Statewide Resources

  • Convenient access to horticulture publications, programs and people.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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