Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

February 3, 2016

It's that time of year again to start renewing your Commercial Pesticide Applicator licenses. 

January 28, 2016

WHY CERTIFY?  To sell morel mushrooms in Iowa, you must complete a certification workshop. Iowa State University is offering a 3-hour certification workshop on identifying morels and false morels. The workshop will be conducted by Dr. Mark Gleason, ISU Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology. Certification lasts for 3 years. NOTE: Iowans who have not certified for 3 or more years must re-certify this year. 

January 12, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is hosting a Nutrient Management meeting in conjunction with Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation District along with partners IDALS and NRCS  

September 16, 2015

2015/2016 PPAT training schedule 

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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