Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

February 4, 2016

Join the discussion about cover crops, pest management and more!

January 29, 2016

Through a partnership between Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, University of Nebraska Extension, Up From the Earth, and Dakota County Voices for Food, Soil to Supper: Garden for Food will teach you how to grow your own vegetables, improve your soil, begin composting, implement food safety practices, manage pests and disease, as well as how you can grow an extra row to share with food pantries in Siouxland. This free all-day workshop will take place Saturday, February 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the ISU Extension and Outreach – Woodbury County offices, located at 4728 Southern Hills Drive in Sioux City.

January 10, 2014

Iowa State University Extension - Woodbury County is excited to announce that a new building is in the works!  The building will help Woodbury County Extension better meet the needs of the residents of Woodbury County and the region. 

December 4, 2013

Local foods are making an economic impact in Iowa. In fact, sales of food produced in northwest Iowa added $312,441 to the local economy in 2012 as reported by eighteen farmers in the northwest region.

January 18, 2013

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists discuss the best time to prune common Iowa trees. Find answers to common yard and garden questions at the Yard and Garden FAQs website, http://expert.hort.iastate.edu/.

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 many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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