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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.

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March 25, 2020

Over the past few weeks, we have been bombarded with information about preparing for and protecting ourselves from being infected with COVID-19, a disease caused by the new coronavirus. The key messages have been about handwashing, not touching your face, limiting travel, cleaning and disinfecting, and staying home from work if you feel ill.  

March 25, 2020

Over the past few weeks, we have been bombarded with information about preparing for and protecting ourselves from being infected with COVID-19, a disease caused by the new coronavirus. The key messages have been about handwashing, not touching your face, limiting travel, cleaning and disinfecting, and staying home from work if you feel ill.  

March 16, 2020

Custom farming can provide an additional source of income for those with machinery and experience, or alleviate a farmer of a particular task that they do not wish to do on their own. Whether the farmer is performing or receiving the custom work, the question always comes up over what to charge. And while rates vary from one operator to another, a new report by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provides a look at projected averages for 2020.

Jon and Jenna
March 16, 2020

It’s no denying popcorn is a favorite American treat, Jon Ramaekers and Jenna Peters were guest speakers at the Delaware County Master Gardeners second Mondays in March and shared their love and story about growing and producing popcorn in Iowa.  A large crowd came out on Monday, March 9th to listen to Jon and Jenna owners of Farmer’s Best Popcorn, a seed to shelf popcorn operation in Worthington, Iowa.  

February 26, 2020

Due to recommendations from the CDC and Iowa State Univeristy, Mondays in March is CANCELED for the remainder of the program.  Thank you for your cooperation and understand!  Please check back from more information regarding Master Gardener programs in Delaware County. 

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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