Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

February 3, 2017

Muscatine County Master Gardeners and Muscatine Community College are teaming up again to present Art of Gardening 2017 - a one day symposium for gardeners of all levels!  March 18, 2017 at Muscatine Community College.

Pesticide Safety Education Program
February 20, 2017

Dates for Certified Commercial Pesticide Safety Program for applicators Continuing Instructional Courses are available. Please check with the Muscatine County Extension Calendar for the CIC's that will be held at the Muscatine County Extension Office.

Master Gardener Mini-Grant Recipient
January 31, 2017

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program distributed $21,000 in food security mini-grant funds in 2016 courtesy of Iowa State University’s SNAP-Education.

The mini-grant allowed the Mulford Community Garden in Muscatine County to expand the number of families participating in the garden from 18 to 28.

Master Gardener Logo
January 18, 2017

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program will host a winter webinar series in 2017. Master Gardeners will gain educational hours while learning ways to measure volunteer efforts, how to utilize small garden spaces, learn about food safety in the garden and more. .  

4-H Grows Here
August 19, 2016

Muscatine County 4th through 6th graders are invited to join our new 4-H Horticulture club!  The club will meet twice a month after school and focus on plant science and horticulture.  Sign up today!

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

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