Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Master Gardener Quick Links

     

Des Moines County Master Gardeners meet monthly.

If you are a Master Gardener (even if you were trained elsewhere) our fun and educational group invites you to join us!

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Hortnews Quick Links

           

           

Local Highlights

March 18, 2021

The Master Conservationist Program is an intensive blended online and in-person curriculum developed to equip Iowans interested in natural resource conservation with the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed decisions about natural resources and to become local leaders and educators. Master Conservationists are individuals that share an interest in the sustainability of Iowa's natural resources and in becoming better stewards of those resources.

March 2, 2021

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering two online workshops for those interested in becoming certified or recertified to sell morel and oyster mushrooms in Iowa.

January 11, 2021

Orchids are a popular and colorful addition to any home setting. In this installment of Yard and Garden from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Aaron Steil, associate director of Reiman Gardens, answers some common questions about how to care for and grow orchids at home for all to enjoy.

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July 30, 2020

Is your plant or tree not looking good? Are the leaves dropping, wilted, or have holes in them?  Do you have an insect and want to know what kind it is to control it? We have a form that you can fill out and send to Iowa State University to get help. Visit the website for more information:  https://hortnews.extension.iastate.edu/pidc

June 25, 2020

Soil and plant sample questions? We have lots of great resources!  Here's a link to help you get the best soil sample to send in.
https://youtu.be/JLkEdxnqMjs

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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Let us "feed" your appetite for gardening information with a wide menu of gardening entrees.

  • 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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