Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

September 21, 2022

Small plates featuring locally grown products

August 23, 2022

Seeking input about technology, educational topics, and key issues.

May 25, 2022

in 2021 Mahaska County Master Gardeners rejuvenated the Herb Garden at Nelson Pioneer Farm.

emerald ash borer
March 2, 2022

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

bag with soil test kit papers
March 2, 2022

Instructions on how to take a soil sample in your lawn or garden for Mahaska County available here or at our office. 

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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