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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. 

November 2, 2020

The Annie’s Alum & Friends Reunion will take place on Monday, November 16th at 7:00 p.m.  Women have two options of attending the program, either virtually via WebEx or in-person at the Delaware County Extension Office.  Pre-registration is required and can be done online at: www.extension.iastate.edu/delaware/content/annies-alum-friends-reunionor by calling the ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County Office at 563-927-4201.

November 2, 2020

Clover Crates will hit the library shelves the last week of October, and we are excited to partner with the local libraries for them to make their debut.  The goal of Clover Crates is to keep kids active in reading and promote early childhood literacy while having fun!  The monthly kits will include hands-on activities from our research-based curriculum including all of the materials and supplies necessary to complete, as well as a children’s book!  

November 2, 2020

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 a.m. The registration fee is $35.To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact the Delaware County office at 563-927-4201.

November 2, 2020

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 9:00 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.

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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