Yard & Garden/Horticulture

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Horticulture Hotline - Questions answered on lawn garden and landscape plants. 515-294-3108

Reiman Gardens

Gardening Publications

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.

Local Highlights

August 4, 2021

Many Iowans are exploring how to home preserve their garden bounty to enjoy it all year long. Learn how to safely preserve that fresh taste of summer during upcoming free, one-hour online food preservation classes from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach:

July 8, 2021

Home food preservation – canning, freezing and drying food at home – increased during the 2020 pandemic, causing shortages in both canning jars and lids. The trends continue in 2021: increased home food preservation, and shortages of canning jars and lids in some areas.

June 30, 2021

Pressure canner lids with dial gauges need to be tested annually for accuracy. Canner testing can be tested by calling 563-568-6345 Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4: 30 pm to schedule an appointment.

June 21, 2021

The 2021 Open Class Exhibit Building booklet and event listings, now available online!  We look forward to seeing you at the fair.

May 20, 2021

Multiple options exist for home weed control

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

Statewide Resources

  • Focused on developing strategies that enhance crop production, soil health, and cropping system profitability in vegetable cropping systems in Iowa.

  • 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 and Home Pest News is a one-stop-shop for all news and resources related to horticulture and home pests. This website is curated by our horticulture, plant pathology and entomology extension specialists with new information being added frequently.

  • A collection of encylopedia articles focused on common insects and dieases found around the house, in yards and throughout gardens.

  • Central location for all pesticide safety education resources including Pesticide Applicator Certification information.

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