Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

January 26, 2015

Learn how an alternative to synthetic NPK fertilizers is created nearby- Composting by worms.

January 26, 2015

4-H'ers and Clover Kids can learn about starting seeds at this upcoming workshop.

January 20, 2015

This winter’s “Tools for Your Future” Crop Fair program is designed to help local growers deal with the volatility in modern agriculture, according to organizers with the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) and Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB). The program will be held Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at the Iowa Speedway – Newton Club, 3333 Rusty Wallace Drive, Newton, Iowa. Registration begins at 9:00 AM and the program runs from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM with complimentary lunch served at noon.

January 9, 2015

Classes for beginning vegetable gardeners will be held in February!  However, any interested gardener is encouraged to attend

beekeeper
December 15, 2014

Beginning Beekeeping classes (for all ages) will be held Thursday evenings at the Mahaska County Extension Office January 15– February 26, 2015.  To learn more about beekeeping classes or to enroll, please contact Jim or Tina Marshall.  Click the link above for contact information.

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Mahaska County Master Gardeners

Mahaska County Master Gardeners Facebook Page - Facebook.com/mahaskamg

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

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