Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

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June 16, 2014

Join us for a free garden webinar series at the Mills County Extension Office in Malvern.

June 16, 2014

Purchase local produce, baked goods and other hand made items at the Mills County Farmers Markets.

local foods
March 13, 2014

Did you know that residents of Southwest Iowa (*) spend over 370 million dollars on food annually?  Over 90% of this food is produced in other states and countries.  Are you interested in finding out more about where to find fresh local produce, meats and dairy in our area?  Are you a producer of any of these locally grown foods?  Would you like to have your producer information published in a Local Food guide for Southwest Iowa?   

February 11, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, through a grant funded by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Services Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, will conduct Level 1 and Level 2 GAP Workshops for fruit and vegetable producers in the Spring of 2014.
These one-day workshops are important for growers who want to better understand how GAPs can be used to meet buyers’ food safety requirements.  The training will provide assistance in writing  and implementing GAPs for  those  interested in  both wholesale  and direct marketing. The key instructors will be Dr. Angela Shaw, Dr. Catherine Strohbehn, Heather Snyder and Linda Naeve.

August 26, 2013

The Plant Wise newsletter is Mills County's own horticulture newsletter.  Published monthly, each issue contains timely gardening advice from Iowa State University personnel, Mills County Master Gardeners, and other research-based sources. Keep up to date on current plant diseases, insects, best bet plants, and horticulture events of local interest!

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • Information on Pesticide Applicator Training, Integrated Pest Management, and related environmental programs.

  • 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.

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

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