Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

March 29, 2017

Susan Wolfe, ISU Master Gardener since 2010, shares her story of the Angel Garden. Susan was the Top Volunteer award winner in Story County and Top 10 winner across the State with 1360 volunteer hours in 2016!

March 19, 2017

Food gardening is a great way to keep some green in your pocket while also putting some greens on your table. While there are endless benefits to growing your own produce, we want to share with you the bottom line – the benefits.

Image Malisa Rader
February 23, 2017

How children deal with stress determines how it affects their overall health. Are they overwhelmed or do they bounce back?

Garden
February 10, 2017

$70,000 awarded to 14 counties focused on increasing the amount of fresh produce donated to food pantries

Donation recipient
January 17, 2017

The Story County Master Gardener Association (SCMGA) was honored recently to present donations to various central Iowa organizations.  SCMGA promotes interest in horticulture and conservation and preservation of natural resources.  All members have graduated the Master Gardener Program thru Iowa State University Extension service and continue to work closely with them to achieve these goals.

Learn more about the Story County Master Gardeners Association

 

 

Have a question related to horticulture (including garden pests)?

Contact the ISU Hortline for
advice at no cost to you!

(515) 294-3108
M-F, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4:30 p.m.
or via email at hortline@iastate.edu

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • Convenient access to horticulture publications, programs and people.

  • 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.

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

  • Images and information on a wide range of common pest and non-pest insects encountered in the home, yard and garden.

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

  • Information on Pesticide Applicator Training, Integrated Pest Management, and related environmental programs.

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

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