Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

December 4, 2017

Keep up to date with all the fun happenings at the Henry County Extension Office!

April 29, 2019

Iowa State University’s Soil Testing Laboratory closed in 2017. To assist our client’s needs in accessing soil testing services, we have created this Soil Testing Kit.

December 19, 2018
March 12, 2018

A guide to helping you properly diagnosis and manage an unhealthy tree.

May 15, 2017

One sign of springtime is the presence of “digger bees” making holes and small mounds of soil in the lawn and landscape.

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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