Yard & Garden/Horticulture

A Quick Reference to Butler County Residents - Be sure to check out all the links at "Resources from ISU Extension" on this page for more information!

If you have a question on a subject below here is a quick reference -

Iowa State Horticultural Organization

Minnesota State Horticultural Society

Horticulture and Home Pest News

Local Highlights

April 22, 2019

The Jackson Lucky Clovers 4-H Club has partnered with the City of Clarksville to initiate a Community Garden Project.  The Clarksville Community Garden is located at 540 W Wilmans Street in Clarksville.  The Jackson Lucky Clovers 4-H Club will be helping with the set-up and on-going support of the Comununity Garden Project.  Individuals can lease one or more garden plots and will be responsible for the maintenence and upkeep of their plot(s). Click on link above.

For more information please contact either the Clarksville City Hall, Holly Wedeking at 319-231-2440 or Jessica Lovrien at 319-231-9896.  

March 26, 2019

Floods are one of the most common and most costly, natural disasters.  Preparing for flood situations can minimize injury to yourself and your family and speed the recovery process.  These resources will help you prepare and recover from flooding situations. For many helpful links on our disaster recovery web page click HERE.

April 27, 2016

Do you have a windbreak on your farm or acreage?  Do you need one?  How do you start?  Are there any financial incentives to help with the cost?

December 11, 2014

The weather has grown colder, but that doesn't mean Iowans should ignore their trees until spring.  Quite the opposite.  Winter is the best time to prune oak trees in Iowa.

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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