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Siouxland Garden Show to Provide Educational Sessions throughout April

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 13:54
After recently canceling its annual two-day event, the Siouxland Garden Show committee has announced a series of virtual education sessions for the month of April.

Learn How to Identify and Control Common Invasive Species

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 14:33
To help identify and control invasive plant species, the Natural Resource Stewardship program of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a collection of new articles, with photos and videos of at least eight different species.  

Two Counties Receive Master Gardener Search for Excellence Award

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 08:44
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener programs in Marshall and Linn counties have been recognized for their commitment to food and nutrition for local communities. Both projects worked to educate and empower adults and youth to grow and consume fresh healthy produce in 2019.

While Working from Home, Don't Forget the Office Plants

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 08:19
Office plants may be one of the last things you relocate to your home office, but give it some thought if you want them to survive, according to horticulture and integrated pest management experts with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Yard and Garden: Planting Bare-root Trees

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 10:11
By following proper planting procedures, bare-root trees can be successfully established in the landscape. Iowa State University horticulture specialists offer recommendations for successful planting.

Get Your Lawn Ready for the Spring Season

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 12:18
With spring already here, now is a good time to make sure you're prepared for those first few lawn cuttings, says Adam Thoms, assistant professor and turfgrass extension specialist at Iowa State University.

ISU Extension and Outreach Celebrates National Ag Day

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 11:00
National Ag Day, March 24, is a time to recognize the many efforts of the nation's agricultural industry.

Yard and Garden: Planting Broccoli in the Home Garden

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 13:57
Follow the recommendations of Iowa State University horticulture specialists for successful broccoli gardening.

Integrated Pest Management Event Planned for Vegetable Growers

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 09:30
Learn about managing common insects, diseases and nutritional issues in high tunnel vegetable production April 9 at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Wapello County office.

Yard and Garden: Prune Shrubs with Ease

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 14:52
Pruning shrubs has its own set of rules to follow, but with some basic steps, it can be made easy.

Master Gardener Training Offered This Fall

Mon, 03/02/2020 - 10:48
Become a Master Gardener by completing the training requirements this fall.

Yard and Garden: Start Onions the Right Way

Fri, 02/28/2020 - 11:43
Onions are fairly easy to grow and take up little space, but you need to get them off to the right start. Follow the recommendations of Iowa State University horticulture specialists for successful onion growing.

Track Your Small Farm Marketing Costs with This Toolkit

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 09:27
Learn how to track the true cost of marketing specialty crops with this helpful toolkit from the Farm, Food and Enterprise Development Program at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Yard and Garden: Diagnosing Problems When Growing Transplants Indoors

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 12:04
Home gardeners can learn to overcome some of the problems encountered when starting transplants indoors. Get tips from horticulture specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Growing Together Mini-Grants Awarded to 29 Iowa Projects

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 13:23
Twenty-nine county projects will receive Growing Together Mini-Grants through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s SNAP-Education. The gardening projects are intended to increase food security and food access across Iowa.

Yard and Garden: The Art of Growing Seedlings Indoors

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 09:19
Starting seedlings indoors can be a fun, rewarding hobby. Horticulture specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer tips and techniques for home gardeners.

Workshops Planned for Morel and Oyster Mushroom Certification

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 12:45
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer workshops on March 21 and April 4 for anyone interested in being certified to sell morel and oyster mushrooms within Iowa.

Yard and Garden: Start Seeds with the Right Supplies

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 09:07
Get a head start on your flower and vegetable seedlings by following some basic steps.

Learn to Prune Trees Successfully with Video Instructions

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 13:23
This new video series explains the principles of pruning and gives step-by-step instructions.

Yard and Garden: Prune Fruit Trees with Care

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 08:54
Pruning increases fruit size, promotes better color development, increases sugar content and decreases insect and disease problems.

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