Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

May 18, 2020

A  new ISU publication reviewed by Dr. Adam Thoms, ISU Turfgrass Specialist,  explains the importance of timing and persistence for a lawns overall appearance.  A former Waverly native and Bremer 4-H’er, this brochure puts the practices in a simple work calendar for homeowners.

April 22, 2020

Got gardening questions on anything from asparagus to zinnias?   ISU Extension and Outreach has a library of 100, short, 2-minute mini topic videos available for your viewing.

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

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.

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