Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

September 29, 2014

How should you handle your geraniums to make sure they last through winter to thrive next spring?

September 29, 2014

Albert Grunenwald has been named Executive Director of the Iowa 4-H Foundation by the organization’s governing board effective September 23, 2014. Grunenwald has more than 19 years of experience working with youth and the Iowa 4-H Foundation.  

September 18, 2014

Are your basil plants looking under the weather? This article from the ISU Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic tells you how to handle the mildew problem.  

September 16, 2014

A learning series designed for farmers who sell through community-supported ag or farmer’s markets, both retail and wholesale. To register call the Warren County office 515-961-6237.                                                                                                                                            

July 15, 2014

The 2015 Annual Garden Calendar is now available. This upbeat calendar shows the fun side of gardening while offering colorful photography, great garden tips and fun quotes. The calendars make a great gift, and this years theme is sure to please! Stop in today to purchase yours for just $6.00.

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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