Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

Junior Master Gardener
October 1, 2015

Junior Master Gardener program helps provide a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment, and cultivate the mind. Find out more about our local club starting at Grant Elementary in Muscatine.

Pesticide Safety Education Program
September 3, 2015

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.

Muscatine Island Research Farm
September 2, 2015

Muscatine Island Research Farm hosts a Home Demo Garden Tour for the public featuring fall vegetables, exciting new cultivars of annual flowers, and more.

Horticultural Horizons in the Heartland
April 15, 2015

The 2015 International Master Gardener Conference will be held in Council Bluffs, Iowa on September 22-25.  Don't miss out on this great opportunity!  With five conference tracks, workshops galore, pre-tours, day-tours and post-tours there is sure to be something for any garden lover!  Early bird registration lasts until April 30th so register today!

Master Gardener Logo
March 26, 2015

Are you Passionate about gardening and volunteering?  You may want to consider becoming a Master Gardener.  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be providing the Master Gardener Core Training in the fall of 2015.  Muscatine County Extension will be offering the training.

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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