Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

EAB Confirmed 3 Counties
August 14, 2019

Tree-killing pest confirmed in Chickasaw, Franklin and Jones counties

Spend Smart Eat Smart
August 13, 2019

Preparing fresh produce - we have answers

Soldier Beetle
August 12, 2019

Good news -  soldier beetles are beneficial and harmless, it is unnecessary to control them

Japanese Beetle
August 8, 2019

Control Japanese Beetles

Many times the Japanese Beetles, are confused with False Japanese beetles or Sand Chafers, which usually don't cause economic damage in crops.

Iowa Map - Japanese Beetles
August 7, 2019

Common Questions answered

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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