Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

October 3, 2014

People typically think of fall as a time when plant life is winding down, a time of harvest, preservation and preparation for spring. But a number of plants and trees bloom in the fall, giving the landscape an extra boost. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on using bulbs, trees and shrubs to their best advantage this fall. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

September 17, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will conduct Good Agricultural Practices workshops in Indianola on Oct. 4 and 18, and Sioux City on Nov. 19 and 25. The one-day workshops are important for fruit and vegetable growers who want to better understand how GAPs can be used to meet buyers' food safety requirements.

September 8, 2014

Fall is the ideal time to prepare a lawn for the months that lie ahead before spring, making sure it emerges healthy and happy.

September 2, 2014

As late summer becomes early fall, it is a great time to get outside and do some yard work. Get tips on great ways to improve the yard, trees, garden and flower beds from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

August 19, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will conduct Level 1 and Level 2 workshops covering Good Agricultural Practices for fruit and vegetable producers beginning in October. The one-day workshops are important for growers who want to better understand how GAPs can be used to meet buyers’ food safety requirements.

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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