Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

August 20, 2018

Weed identification challenge is planned for Farm Progress Show;

state fair weed identification contest results available

August 20, 2018

Grass seed, trees and vegetables can all be planted as summer

days shorten.

May 31, 2018

Complete control of weeds in the home lawn or garden is not a practical goal for many homeowners. A more realistic approach is to minimize weed populations through various control measures.

daffodils
May 17, 2018

Home gardeners often have questions about how to manage foliage and bulbs after spring blooming. ISU Extension and Outreach horticulturists share information about daffodil care.

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.

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

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