Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

July 2, 2015

Water Rocks! presents the Conservation Station—a mobile learning center that educates audiences of all ages about the importance of healthy soil and clean water.  It will be stopping at the Plymouth County Fair on Saturday, August 1 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. The Plymouth County Fair is located at 500 4th Ave NE in Le Mars.

May 14, 2015

Do you have questions regarding Avian flu?  Do you want to learn more? 

May 11, 2015

Minimize food safety risks at Farmers Markets through free online courses

April 29, 2015

Join ISU Extension and Outreach Plymouth County for 3 FREE growing season webinars! 

Design from Yard to Trough - Monday, June 8th from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Water in the Garden - Tuesday, July 7th from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Pollinators & Growing Herbs - Tuesday, August 17th from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

April 22, 2015

Many areas in Iowa experienced record or near record temperatures in early April 1997. Those cold temperatures have prompted questions on the edibility and use of rhubarb. Answers to those and several other rhubarb related health questions are presented below.

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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