Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

August 1, 2019

Whether a person lives in the city or in the country, conservation is an important part of keeping Iowa’s environment healthy and vibrant.

To help expand Iowans’ knowledge of conservation in their own communities, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering its Master Conservationist Program in Fayette and Clayton counties this fall. The program will be offered on Thursday's from August 22 through October 3. Registration deadline is August 15.
 

May 30, 2019

Just in time for the summer growing season, the Master Gardener Program with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer three, one-hour educational webcasts. The webcasts will be offered at the Fayette County Extension Office on June 12, July 9 and September 10.

November 9, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener training has ended for the year in Fayette County, with 15 participants completing training. Trainees learned about a wide variety of gardening topics and received instruction from both ISU Extension and Outreach specialists and trained Master Gardeners.

September 21, 2018

On Sunday, September 16, members of the Growing Greener 4-H Greenhouse hosted a “kids event” in which 40 persons attended to learn more about the importance of saving our soil.

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.

  •  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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