Yard & Garden/Horticulture



Local Highlights

March 30, 2021

Winemakers in northeast Iowa will explain common wines during webinars offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

March 10, 2021

Iowa 4-H Youth Development will launch Gardening to Give, a hands-on educational gardening program designed for all ages and abilities, on March 15. Registered participants receive educational resources monthly during this eight-month, immersive learning experience.

March 8, 2021

Early March is an ideal time to get a head start on geranium seedlings, according to a specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

March 2, 2021

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

February 26, 2021

Those who sell morel and oyster mushrooms in Iowa have two certification opportunities in March and April, offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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

Statewide Resources

  • Let us "feed" your appetite for gardening information with a wide menu of gardening entrees.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Production and business management information for commercial producers on wide variety of fruits and vegetables.

  • One-on-one financial counseling, computerized analysis of the farm business, and referral to other extension programs or outside services that may be useful in farm financial planning.

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