Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

July 26, 2016

There are many summer activities that have us outside for extended periods.  With warmer temperatures, we should consider the additional water our bodies lose.  If you don't replace the water you lose, you will become dehydrated.  Children and older adults are especially at risk for becoming dehydrated due to the way their body responds to hot temperatures.  It is important for everyone to prevent dehydration by drinking water throughout the day.  Do not wait until symptoms appear to start drinking water.

Statewide Resources

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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