Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

January 19, 2016

Growing quality transplants is the topic of a day-long Iowa State University Extension and Outreach workshop Thursday, Feb. 18 at the Webster County Extension Office 217 South 25th St., Suite C12, Fort Dodge, IA 50501-4676.  The workshop will be held from 9 am to 4 pm at the Extension and Outreach office in Fort Dodge.  Sessions will focus on growing medium, insect and disease management, watering and fertilization, lighting, and hardening off transplants.  The class will conclude with a visit to Mike Buske’s farm to see the greenhouse where he grows transplants for his farm.

January 15, 2016

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Master Gardener Program will host a webinar series on three consecutive Wednesdays.  February 10th will be Best Pratices for Food Safety.  The webinars are free of charge and open to the public.  Attend these meeting to learn more on the realities of hunger in Iowa, the best way to work with food banks, food safety and much more. 

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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