Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

August 18, 2015

The Emeral Ash Borer has been identified rather close to home now.  If you have questions, concerns or want to learn more, please check out the attached information.  Please contact Iowa STate University Extension if you have further questions.  We are your Iowa partner.

August 18, 2015

Iowans have gotten their lawn and garden questions answered by Iowa State University horticulturists for three decades by calling Hortline at 515-294-3108, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach hotline. With the expansion of the Internet, an email option was added in 1997 with inquiries directed tohortline@iastate.edu. Now the Iowa State horticulturists who support Hortline have assembled frequently asked questions on a Yard and Garden FAQs website athttp://expert.hort.iastate.edu/.

August 18, 2015

Learn safe, research-based methods for making Jams and Dehydrating Foods.This workshop is part ofPreserve the Taste of Summer, a new food preservation program offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  

Barb Fuller, ISU Extension and Outreach nutrition and health specialist will lead the workshop, Tuesday September 8, 2015

July 30, 2015

The Mills County Food and Farm Partnership are sponsiring this wonderful event.  Spend a lovely summer Saturday, touring our beautiful county and visit farms with differing crops and share in some food and fun!  Saturday August 15th from 9-1pm, enjoy your self guided tour of 6 local farms.

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.

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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Helping support the state’s evolving grape and wine industry, because the potential economic opportunities in wineries, value-added agriculture and tourism are limitless.

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

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