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Gardening in the Zone

These are segments from the Gardening in the Zone series, focusing on a wide range of topics from lawn care and pruning to planting and raising vegetables and flowers.

Local Highlights

November 24, 2020

ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County will offer the Private Pesticide Applicator Training Continuing Instruction Course for currently certified Private Pesticide Applicators this winter.  Due to social distancing requirements pre-registration is REQUIRED.  More info here. 

February 9, 2021

Many pastures in Iowa were stressed in 2020, either from dry conditions, storm damage, or over grazing. Pasture grasses require rest, nutrition, and proper management to reach optimum production. Several meetings will be held in northeast Iowa to focus on pasture recovery in 2021. Delaware County will host a local Pasture Recovery Workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 23rd in Edgewood.  

February 4, 2021

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will provide virtual Mental Health First Aid trainingsthroughout spring 2021 and beyond.

February 1, 2021

The local attendance site is 1417 North Franklin Street, Manchester. Due to social distancing requirements preregistration is required. Walk-ins on the day of the program will only be admitted if room allows.  The course runs from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The registration fee is $35. To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact the ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County office at 563-927-4201.

December 31, 2020

Favorable interest rates, a strong demand for land and substantial government payments helped stabilize Iowa’s farmland market in a year in which Iowa’s farmers faced the destructive onslaught of a derecho, significant uncertainties in U.S. agricultural trade and a pandemic that significantly altered market demand. 

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.

  • Helping support the state’s evolving grape and wine industry, because the potential economic opportunities in wineries, value-added agriculture and tourism are limitless.

  • Production and business management information for commercial producers on wide variety of fruits and vegetables.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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