Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

floral coloring page
March 27, 2020

Did you know that coloring can be a stress-reliever?  And with rain in the forecast, we decided it would be a perfect time for an Adult Coloring Contest!  A prize winner will be selected and announced on April 15, 2020!  Open to anyone age 19 and up!

plant sale at Extension office
March 3, 2020

Mahaska County Master Gardeners annual plant sale fundraiser will be held May 16 - it features annuals, perennials, garden markers and second time around gardening items.

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!

January 23, 2020

Expand your gardening knowledge before spring arrives.

October 22, 2019

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

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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