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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

cones
June 6, 2019

Delaware County Master Gardeners will be available to answer your gardening questions each Monday evening from June to August, during their Hortline program.  This free service is offered from 6:30-8:00 p.m. each Monday evening beginning June 3rd and ending on August 26th.  

farm
June 6, 2019

Planned for June 26, the program will begin at 1 p.m. with a talk by Dennis Todey, director of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Midwest Climate Hub, regarding his insights on this year’s crop weather.

cash rent
May 29, 2019

Cash rental rates for Iowa farmland are down 1.4% compared to last year, but are still higher than in 2011, despite significant decreases in crop prices.  According to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s “Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2019 Survey,” (FM 1851) published in the May Ag Decision Maker newsletter, the average cash rent per acre is $219, down from $222 per acre last year.

May 22, 2019

With June around the corner, farmers have questions about late planing or prevented planting options.  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a webinar on May 24 at 9:00 a.m. to address these concerns and questions.  

peony flower
May 21, 2019

The garden peony is a popular, long-lived perennial that provides abundant flowers in spring and attractive foliage throughout the growing season. If given a good site and proper care, an established peony will flower for many years. Plantings as old as 100 years have been recorded. To have additional questions answered, contact horticulturists at the Iowa State University Hortline by calling 515-294-3108 or emailing hortline@iastate.edu.

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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