Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

June 16, 2021

The recent warm weather has many people wondering if they need to water their lawns to combat the dry conditions.

May 19, 2021

Controlling weeds in home gardens and lawns can be a busy job for people, and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulture specialists are here to answer your frequently asked questions about weed control.

March 1, 2021

Application is now open for the online Master Gardener Training to be offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

February 17, 2021

Growing Together mini grants have been funded by the United States Department of Agriculture's SNAP-Education since 2016.  Montgomery County will be receiving this year's funding, with a focus on increasing food security and promoting healthy food access.  

November 17, 2020

Take advantage of warm fall days to prepare fruit plants for winter.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

Statewide Resources

  • Helping support the state’s evolving grape and wine industry, because the potential economic opportunities in wineries, value-added agriculture and tourism are limitless.

  • A collection of encylopedia articles focused on common insects and dieases found around the house, in yards and throughout gardens.

  • Central location for all pesticide safety education resources including Pesticide Applicator Certification information.

  • 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.

  • Focused on developing strategies that enhance crop production, soil health, and cropping system profitability in vegetable cropping systems in Iowa.

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