Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

Canned Pickles
June 11, 2020

Love that fresh garden produce but have more than you can eat?  Preserve it!  It's not difficult, but you do need to follow safe methods.  You'll learn how to can, freeze, and dry foods safely at home.

Cherry Tomatoes
June 5, 2020

Have you ever been told to eat your vegetables?  If so, you've received good advice.  Vegetable gardening provides a sense of pride associated with putting food on your table.  In addition, there is nothing like the taste of fresh picked vegetables.

Monarch Butterfly
April 20, 2020

Learn to liven up your yard, garden and spirits by watching the first video about pollinators.  Will be recorded so you can watch later on Facebook.

October 28, 2018

Publications provide list of arborists, tree varieties

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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