Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

January 15, 2020

Soil Test Interpretation and Recommendations: Maximizing Return and Investment

The cost of managing soil fertility is changing with the price of fertilizer and the increased demand for nutrients needed by the increasing yields we harvest.  Understanding soil fertility basics will help you better manage crop nutrients!

February 20, 2020 - Western Iowa Research Farm - 9AM-1PM

March 13, 2020 - Le Mars  Convention Center - 9AM-1PM

December 2, 2019

Schools that want to build a strong team to start or continue to expand a school garden will benefit from a series of five classes offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. School Gardens 101, a five-session course, will be offered this winter in Woodbury County.
 

March 20, 2019

To find information about dealing with flooding go to https://www.extension.iastate.edu/disasterrecovery/flooding

For specific information regarding beef cattle go to http://www.iowabeefcenter.org/floodresources.html.

December 11, 2017

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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