Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

September 24, 2018

Lee County will offer the Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, November 7, 2018. The program can be seen at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) team.

September 24, 2018

Donnellson, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Lee County office will host an Aquatic, Forest and Right-of-Way Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. The program provided by the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) can be seen at office locations across Iowa.

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September 11, 2018

Cyday Friday will be every Friday starting August 31st until the end of the football season. Lee County Extension is asking the community to show their support by posting pictures of their cyclone spirit on Facebook every Friday for a chance to win a cyclone prize!!

Young children are also being asked to enter our cyday Friday coloring contest for a chance to win prizes as well. 

August 22, 2018

Shimek State Forest Field Day will celebrate it's 40th Anniversary on October 2 at the Upper Campground. Regitration will begin at 8:30. To register please contact Whitney at the Lee County Extension Office at 319-835-5116 or email her at weisinge@iastate.edu by September 26th, 2018. Registration cost is $15.00 per participant payable the day of the event. 

August 6, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa – Mile-a-minute weed, an invasive weed from eastern Asia, has been found for the first time in Iowa. Prior to this, mile-a-minute weed was known to be in the mid-Atlantic states, but only as far west as Indiana and Kentucky, and an outlier in Oregon.


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Statewide Resources

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

  • 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.

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  • Images and information on a wide range of common pest and non-pest insects encountered in the home, yard and garden.

  • 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.

  • Information on Pesticide Applicator Training, Integrated Pest Management, and related environmental programs.

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