Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

quarterly newsletter
August 17, 2018

Our Quarterly Newsletter contains information on Agriculture, Communities, Families, Horticulture, and 4-H & Youth programs!

CGC Extension
June 30, 2017

The Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa (GSGI) and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (ISUEO) Cerro Gordo County are celebrating the two organizations' recent partnership and ISUEO’s move to the building at 601 S. Illinois Avenue, Mason City.

Planting
February 25, 2016

To learn more about gardening, contact the Cerro Gordo County ISU Extension and Outreach office or visit the online ISU Extension store at https://store.extension.iastate.edu/  .

Cover Crops
February 5, 2015

Look here to find ISU Extension publications online! Topics include: Families & Consumers, Agriculture Production & Management, Community & Business Interests, Natural Resources, and Other Interests.

August 27, 2014

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is an exotic insect that is destructive to ash trees (Fraxinus species). The adult stage causes minor feeding damage to ash foliage. The larval stage feeds beneath the bark and disrupts water and nutrient flow within the tree,

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.

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

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