Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

May 19, 2017

Iowa Wine Month celebrates $420 million impact on the state of Iowa.

May 16, 2017

Iowa has millions of trees across its landscape, and many are planted each year. But when they are, they require multiple steps and focused care to ensure their success and growth.

May 15, 2017

Want to learn the fine art of canning, freezing and drying fruits and vegetables?  Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach in Pocahontas County is offering a program that will benefit both beginning and experienced preservers.  Food Preservation 101 will be held Thursday, June 15, 2017.

May 9, 2017

Grapes and raspberries can be grown in the back yard, with a little bit of ingenuity and work. Creating a trellis to support the plants in a home garden is within the means of most gardeners, with a little bit of effort.

May 9, 2017

Agritourism is a growing contributor to the travel and tourism sectors of the Iowa economy, with 275 farms reporting more than $4.3 million in total agritourism and recreational services income, according to the 2012 USDA Census of Agriculture. May 7 – 13, 2017 is National Travel and Tourism Week and there are a myriad of ways to take part in agribusinesses across the state.

 


 

Statewide Resources

  • Let us "feed" your appetite for gardening information with a wide menu of gardening entrees.

  • Helping support the state’s evolving grape and wine industry, because the potential economic opportunities in wineries, value-added agriculture and tourism are limitless.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  •  Information on lawn, garden, and landscape plant questions is available from ISU Extension staff.

  • 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.

  • Production and business management information for commercial producers on wide variety of fruits and vegetables.

  • One-on-one financial counseling, computerized analysis of the farm business, and referral to other extension programs or outside services that may be useful in farm financial planning.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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