Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

March 21, 2017

“Spring Gardening Tips” is the topic of a “FREE” workshop to be held at the Webster County ISU Extension and Outreach Office on Monday, April 3 at 6:30 pm.  ISU Extension Horticulturist Yvonne McCormick will present tips and techniques for growing vegetables and outdoor flowers and shrubs. Pruning and pinching plants, how to prepare the soil, cultivar selection and planting, along with other spring garden chores for Iowa gardeners will also be covered.

March 6, 2017

A workshop will be held to help extension staff, county horticulturists, local food coordinators, industry representatives, and growers learn to manage common challenges in high tunnels while also discussing new advances in high tunnel production. Topics to be covered include soil management, tomato grafting, insect management and environmental control. A visit to a working high tunnel is also part of the workshop.

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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