Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

Des Moines Worm Hunt
October 19, 2016

School-based initiatives around Iowa highlighting healthy food in October

Overwinter geraniums
September 30, 2016

Geraniums are ill-equipped to survive harsh winter conditions, however there is a solution

ISU garden calendar
September 7, 2016

Indoor flowering plants highlighted in calendar that also features garden tips

Red peonies
August 16, 2016

Fall is prime time for transplant and division of peonies.

July 29, 2016

 Crabgrass can ruin some summer fun by damaging a landscape’s appearance and overall feel

ISU Department of Entomology

ISU Horticulture and Home Pest News


Canning and Freezing Tomatoes

Canning Fruits

Canning Fruit Spreads

Canning Meat, Poultry and Fish

Canning Pickles

Did you know the Madison County Extension office
will test your canner gauge and check your lid for free?
A service we offer you to ensure you have the best quality and safe consumption for your family.

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

Agriculture and Natural Resources has many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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