Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

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.

Emerald Ash Borer
June 26, 2015

The Emerald Ash Borer is a non-native beetle that is highly destructive to ash trees; it was found in Muscatine County in 2014. Join us at this free informational meeting to learn about how to identify an ash tree and the Emerald Ash Borer, signs of infestation, and courses of action. 

May 20, 2015

Gardeners are encouraged to join us this summer to learn about theme gardens, planting trough gardens, water features and conservation, attracting butterflies and bees, and growing herbs through three scheduled webinars.  

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!

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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