Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

November 18, 2015

Iowa Master Gardeners will receive support to fight against hunger, poor nutrition

Master Gardener
November 18, 2015

Down to Earth is a regular feature of our website showcasing articles by Madison County Master Gardeners. 
Current article:  How's your food?

November 16, 2015

Environmental conditions indoors during the winter months are difficult for many houseplants.  Good care during the winter months can help houseplants deal with the stressful conditions during this time period. 

November 12, 2015

All plants need attention going into winter and there are many methods to provide winter protection. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach give tips and suggestions on how to prepare the garden for an Iowa winter.

November 6, 2015

Trees and shrubs should not be ignored during the cold season. Winter brings food scarcity, which makes the home landscape a target for rabbits.

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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