Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

July 9, 2020

The nutrition/wellness and horticulture team at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach continue the quickinar videos with a look at growing herbs and using them in cooking.

June 4, 2020

The newest Sow, Grow, Eat and Keep video from ISU Extension and Outreach talks about growing strawberries and making freezer jam.

May 5, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has multiple resources available to help Iowans to produce more of their own food.

April 20, 2020

Tune in to the Gardening While Isolated video series and learn how to start your own pollinator garden with these resources.

January 31, 2020

Pruning increases fruit size, promotes better color development, increases sugar content and decreases insect and disease problems.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

Statewide Resources

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  •  Information on lawn, garden, and landscape plant questions is available from ISU Extension staff.

  • 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.

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

  • Spend Smart. Eat Smart.

    Spending less on food often means investing time and effort in planning, shopping and preparing food.  Check out our blog, website, and Facebook page to learn skills and adopt habits to feed your family nutritious meals for less money.

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