Yard & Garden/Horticulture


Local Highlights

cucumbers and squash in yellow bins
August 9, 2019

Families with limited resources are invited to come out to the donation garden and pick their own fresh vegetables to take home!

Several students look happy about lunch in school.
February 25, 2019

Who doesn't want our students to eat fresh, local food in schools?  The argument most often heard against it is that local food is too expensive.  But we found from the hard work going on at the Boone Community School District that this is not always the case.

January 24, 2019

On January 14, ISU Extension and Outreach of Boone County hosted the Boone County Master Gardener annual dinner and awards ceremony to celebrate new graduates and a successful year. Honorees included three new Master Gardener interns, two new Master Gardeners, and two Master Gardeners recognized for excellence.

November 29, 2012

If you have an interest in gardening and would like to volunteer in your community, check out the Boone County Master Gardener program!

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

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.

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