Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

January 12, 2017

A number of trees and plants can provide a splash of variety to landscapes.

December 8, 2016

Down to Earth is a regular feature of our website showcasing articles by Madison County Master Gardeners. 
Current article: Seed Saving

Selecting a Christmas Tree
November 18, 2016

Matching the right tree to the right home environment is crucial

Controlled Burn
November 15, 2016

Learn fire’s role in managing a healthy habitat

ISU Landscape design
November 15, 2016

Five lessons offered by Iowa State Department of Horticulture

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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