Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

March 20, 2020

Most Iowa State University Extension and Outreach events throughout the state March 16 through May 9 have been canceled. When possible, some activities may be conducted virtually using video or teleconferencing.  For information on specific events, please contact the ISU Extension and Outreach Fayette County Office. ISU Extension and Outreach is still open for business, said John D. Lawrence, vice president for extension and outreach. Although the Fayette County Office is closed to the public, leave a message and someone will get back to you as quickly as possible.   “Our goal is to do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19, a disease caused by the new coronavirus, by eliminating large gatherings and practicing social distancing,” Lawrence said.  “The health and safety of Iowans is our greatest concern. We all have to do our part and be willing to change our plans for the greater good. We will get through this,” Lawrence said.

March 31, 2020
Those certified as of Dec. 31, 2019, can retain their status through the end of December 2020.

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has waived the deadline for pesticide applicators to meet recertification requirements, following a proclamation by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds March 22.  The waiver allows Iowa pesticide applicators who were certified as of Dec. 31, 2019, to retain their status through Dec. 31, 2020, and temporarily allows commercial certified pesticide applicators to continue to operate under a current company license without having to immediately submit proof of training or testing.

October 30, 2019

The butterfly is the featured highlight of the 2020 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Garden Calendar, available for purchase through the ISU Extension Store , and at the Fayette County Extension Office, 218 South Main in Fayette. This 12-month calendar showcases the beauty and importance of this colorful, welcome visitor to backyards and gardens across Iowa.
 

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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