Yard & Garden/Horticulture

ISU Department of Entomology

ISU Horticulture and Home Pest News

 

Canning and Freezing Tomatoes

Canning Fruits

Canning Fruit Spreads

Canning Meat, Poultry and Fish

Canning Pickles

Did you know the Madison County Extension office
will test your canner gauge and check your lid for free?
A service we offer you to ensure you have the best quality and safe consumption for your family.


Local Highlights

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February 5, 2019
July 7, 2017

Homegrown strawberries are a favorite of nearly everyone, relatively easy to grow and hardy throughout Iowa. Give strawberries full sun, well-drained soils, and with a little care there will be berries to harvest and enjoy.

January 12, 2017

Unlike plant diseases and many insect pests, slugs are not host-specific and have a very diverse diet from asters to zinnias, with hostas being one of their favorites.

November 15, 2016

Do your maple leaves look like they might need a good shave? Then you may be lucky enough to have a maple with maple spindle galls.

ISU Landscape design
November 15, 2016

Five lessons offered by Iowa State Department of Horticulture

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

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • 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.

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