Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

January 2, 2020

Want to learn what the Mahaska County Master Gardeners enjoyed about their garden in 2019? It may be garden tools, plants-varieties, tips/how-to's, recipes, etal. The public is invited to share as well!  

October 22, 2019

Instructions on how to take a soil sample in your lawn or garden.

July 31, 2019

Mahaska County will not be offering Master Gardener training this year.

emerald ash borer
July 27, 2017

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a distructive exotic insect that has been confirmed in Mahaska county.  Learn about it

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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