Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

October 14, 2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host eleven Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training meetings from November 2019 through March 2020, including one in Fayette, on Nov. 14. The training sessions are for fruit and vegetable growers interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, and Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs). The cost for the workshop is $20 for Iowa residents and $120 for out-of-state growers.


Get more information at https://www.safeproduce.cals.iastate.edu/fda-produce-safety-rule or call 515-294-6773.
 

September 27, 2019

Wondering what to do with apples? Do you want to learn how to preserve food safely at home?

Learn all about apples with Jill Weber, Human Sciences Specialist, Tuesday, October 22, 5:30-7:30 pm at the Fayette County Fairgrounds Dance Pavilion in West Union.  To register: http://bit.ly/fp13535

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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