Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

plant sale at Extension office
April 15, 2020

Mahaska County Master Gardeners annual plant sale fundraiser scheduled for May 16 is cancelled.

May 20, 2020

Check out our garden resources, related projects, activities (for all ages), and tips were first featured on the Mahaska County Master Gardener Facebook page starting in March 2020.

hands scooping up soil
May 4, 2020

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

Mahaska County Garden Challenge
April 30, 2020

We are hosting a Garden Challenge for youth and adults!  This challenge runs from May 1-September 1, 2020.  Participants will Learn, Plan, Do, and Share for their chance to win!  Registration deadline is June 1!

community garden site with coordinators
March 3, 2020

Our local community gardens have a gardening space for you!  Learn more about our community gardens and vegetable gardening at this kick off event!

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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