Yard & Garden/Horticulture

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July 28, 2015

Look here for Yvonne's Weekly Horticulture Hints

June 8, 2015

 A June-bearing strawberry planting can be productive for several years if the bed is given the right care. One important task is to renovate June-bearing strawberries correctly to ensure good productivity. These tips from horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach help keep June-bearing strawberry plantings productive for many years. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at hortline@iastate.edu or call 515-294-3108.

May 1, 2015

Millions of trees are planted in Iowa on both private and public lands. The ideal time to plant seedlings in Iowa is between late March and mid-May, depending on weather. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions related to successful tree planting. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

May 1, 2015

 Gardeners have the opportunity this summer to learn about theme gardens, planting trough gardens, water features and conservation, attracting butterflies and bees, and growing herbs. The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach “Growing Season” webinar series will be offered at multiple locations across Iowa during June, July and August.

April 24, 2015

 Tomatoes are a popular part of many Iowa gardens, and with spring here, the time to plant them is approaching. But when is too early to plant? Where should they be planted? And what variety is best for a home garden?

Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on the proper way to plant and handle tomatoes in home gardens. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 orhortline@iastate.edu.

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

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