Yard & Garden/Horticulture

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September 8, 2014

This year's calendar captures the sense of playfulness found in many gardens. Take a whimsical journey through the seasons in photography, verse, and quippy garden quotes.

December 12, 2014

Trees and shrubs are not as active in winter, but that doesn’t mean they should be ignored through the cold season. Winter brings food scarcity, which makes the home landscape a target for rabbits. Rabbits can severely damage trees and shrubs unless homeowners are proactive, which makes protecting them before winter arrives a major priority. 

December 11, 2014

The weather has grown colder, but that doesn’t mean Iowans should ignore their trees until spring. Quite the opposite, in fact. Winter is the best time to prune oak trees in Iowa.

December 4, 2014

Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach tell how to select and care for poinsettias for a perfect holiday display.

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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