Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

June 1, 2016

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program will host a summer webinar series in 2016. Master Gardeners will gain educational hours while learning about benefits of shade in landscape, tree problems and native garden insects. Two-hour webinars are scheduled at the ISU Extension and Outreach Winneshiek County office for June 8, July 6 and August 3.

July 15, 2016

Iowans can learn how to “Preserve the Taste of Summer” during online lessons and a hands-on workshop from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Winneshiek County. A Hot Water bath canning and salsa workshop is planned for Wednesday August 3 at the Decorah Lutheran Church.

May 31, 2016

Become an Iowa Master Gardener by completing the core training course this fall through an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach County office. Gardeners will learn best practices for choosing plants, designing gardens and managing pests. Classes start at all locations in September 2016.

Check out Gardening Resources from ISU Extension (RG 104 ) for a list of more than 100 publications with facts you can use whether your garden has flowers, herbs, fruits or vegetables. Also find lists of publications related to lawn, shrubs and trees. This two-page piece is free.

 

Winneshiek Master Gardeners

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.

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

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