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Interest in gardening stretches across geographic borders and age levels. You'll find how-to tips and gardening guidelines at Yard and Garden Online.

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Wondering about mushrooms and morels? 
Identifying edible mushrooms, morels, and other fungi can be a challenge, even for a specialist. Eat only those you can identify without a doubt.

 

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Soil and Insect Management Workshop for Vegetable Crops Offered by ISU Extension
(Posted on 1/28/2015)
Vegetable crop producers will learn about cover crops, soil fertility and insects in vegetable cropping systems during  the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach workshop Monday, Feb. 16 at Cedar Valley Produce Auction warehouse, Elma.
Extension Offers Transplant Production Workshop for Vegetable Producers
(Posted on 1/28/2015)
Growing quality transplants is the topic of a day-long Iowa State University Extension and Outreach workshop Tuesday, Feb. 17 at Valders Hall 379 on the Luther College campus in Decorah, Iowa.
Yard and Garden: Properly Pruning Trees During Winter Months
(Posted on 1/27/2015)
At this stage of winter, trees on Iowa’s landscape are still months from blooming and providing shade, which makes this the prime time of the year to give trees a tune-up with pruning. What is the best way to prune properly to avoid harming trees?
Required Morel Mushroom Certification Workshops Offered in April
(Posted on 1/26/2015)
Interested in hunting and selling morel mushrooms in Iowa? If so, plan to take this three-hour class in April from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and be certified to sell morel mushrooms legally within the state.
Yard and Garden: Avoid Problems with Stored Produce
(Posted on 1/22/2015)
Sometimes issues crop up with produce storage, leading to disappointment. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach on how to avoid produce storage problems.