Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

April 24, 2015

Tomatoes are a popular part of many Iowa gardens, and with spring here, the time to plant them is approaching. But when is too early to plant? Where should they be planted? And what variety is best for a home garden?

April 23, 2015

Minimize food safety risks at Farmers' Markets through free online certification courses

Master Gardener
April 21, 2015

Down to Earth is a regular feature of our website showcasing articles by Madison County Master Gardeners. 
Current article:   Germination  and  Down and Dirty with Your Soil

April 20, 2015

Keeping you current with the latest research from Iowa State University.

April 16, 2015

New Detection of Invasive Pest Discovered in Rural Dallas County

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

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