Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

September 16, 2021
Home Landscape Weeds event will be held Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 6:30 PM. This event will include weed identification and discussion of chemical and non chemical weed control in gardens and lawns.
September 8, 2021
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers online training in food safety, food preparation and Iowa regulations designed specifically for cottage food producers.
family doing StoryWalk
June 25, 2021

ISU Extension and Outreach - Mahaska County is visiting community libraries and events to host StoryWalk® this summer and fall!

June 15, 2021

Do you have questions about the flowers, fruits, vegetables, shrubs and trees in your landscape?  Are you concerned about an insect you found?  Or do you have other horticulture questions?

tomato surplus
June 3, 2021

Many gardeners are very good at growing fruits and vegetables to the point there is excess. Many gardeners preserve their surplus for later use, others give their excess to family, friends, and neighbors. Another option for excess produce is donating it to others.  Check out this article to learn more about donating your produce!

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

Statewide Resources

  • Focused on developing strategies that enhance crop production, soil health, and cropping system profitability in vegetable cropping systems in Iowa.

  • 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 and Home Pest News is a one-stop-shop for all news and resources related to horticulture and home pests. This website is curated by our horticulture, plant pathology and entomology extension specialists with new information being added frequently.

  • A collection of encyclopedia articles focused on common insects and diseases found around the house, in yards and throughout gardens.

  • Central location for all pesticide safety education resources including Pesticide Applicator Certification information.

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