Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

Office Closed
July 1, 2020

To keep staff safe and healthy for county fair it was decided today that the Crawford County Extension office will continue to be open by appointment only. The door is locked so please call ahead or knock when here. Staff is back in the office every day and our office hours are 8:00- 4:30 Monday- Friday, please call our office (712-263-4697) or email (xcrawford@iastate.edu). Thank you for your understanding in this unprecedented time.

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April 16, 2020

In this free webinar, Charles Brown and Kristine Tidgren from Iowa State University Extension provide an update for producers on COVID-19 legislation and resources applicable to their farming business. 

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April 15, 2020

Social distancing, self-isolation, quarantine: the changes from COVID-19 can be hard to handle. However, Iowans can turn to Iowa Concern for help, says Tammy Jacobs, coordinator for the long-time service from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Winter Webcast for 2020
December 19, 2019

Participating ISU Extension and Outreach county offices can show the 3-part webcast series starting in February 2020. Dr. Justin Glisan, State Climatologist, will share what people can do to adapt to changing growing conditions. State Master Gardener Coordinator Susan DeBlieck will share ideas for Master Gardener volutneer project sites to get kids into the garden. Explore the Ada Hayden Herbarium with Deborah Lewis, the curator; find out about early Iowa botanists and Deb's favorite native plants.

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July 3, 2019

Celebrating its 40th year in Iowa, the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program will hold its core training sessions this fall for individuals interested in becoming Master Gardener volunteers.

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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