Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

August 13, 2019

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and National Wildlife Foundation, will host a bioreactor and monarch habitat field day on Thursday, August 29th from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

April 24, 2019

The third edition of the multi-state guide on insecticide applications to protect ash trees from emerald ash borer was recently published and is available on line.

April 24, 2019

Iowa Woodland Owners Association Spring Forestry Field Day will be held May 30, 2019.

March 13, 2019

Saturday, May 11, 2019, 8am-11:30am at the Johnson County Fairgrounds, Building B.

March 4, 2019

Iowans who are interested in reducing their energy bills and adding beauty to their landscapes are encouraged to participate in the Iowa DNR Residential Tree distribution program. 

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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