Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Mennonite Greenhouse Guide

Check out Gardening Resources from ISU Extension (RG 104 ) for a list of more than 100 publications with facts you can use.

Local Highlights

Master gardener logo with green hand and tree
June 17, 2020

We are excited to offer Master Gardener training this fall in Chickasaw County!

Jars of home canned foods
June 4, 2020

Spring is finally here and many gardens are being planted.  Preserving your garden's summer bounty is a great way to enjoy home-grown produce year round-as long as your don't serve food borne illness like botulism, with your home preserved foods, say nutrition and wellness specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  

Strawberries in bowl
June 4, 2020

The nutrition/wellness teams with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach continue the quickinar series with garden maintenance and food perservation. 

2 4-Hers gardening
June 4, 2020

Iowa 4-H Youth Development has launched Garding to Give, a hands-on educational gardening program designed for all ages and abilities.  

Green HIgh Sprayer with arms out in a field
April 13, 2020

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) is working with the Governor's office to address pesticide applicator issues that have arisen due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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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