Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

March 13, 2019

Mark Your Calendars for the Pocahontas County Master Gardeners 13th Annual Garden Extravaganza on April 12, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. & April 13,  9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Expo Center located at the Pocahontas Fairgrounds.

Events: Wine tasting with local wineries, food, door prizes, vendors, make & take workshop, and educational displays.

Join us Friday night for a pulled pork meal ($6) served by the Pomeroy Covenat Youth Group.

On Saturday, the Pocahontas Garden Club will serve coffee and rolls at 9:00 a.m. for a nominal fee and a maid-rite lunch from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. for a small fee. Saturday presentations will be held in the Fair Office at 9:15 a.m. with Duren Watts, Grass Master, Algona and 10:30 a.m. with Neil Peterson, Southern Animal Husbandry, Laos.

March 14, 2019

While modern roses are attractive additions to the home landscape, they do require good care -- from winter protection to proper planting and pruning.

February 21, 2019

Iowa State horticulturists share information about the growth and fruiting characteristics of the grapevine to help simplify the pruning process.

February 7, 2019

With just the right amount of love and care, flowers received on Valentine’s Day will continue to express the feelings of the sender. Use these tips from horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to extend the enjoyment of cut flowers and flowering plants.

February 6, 2019

Pocahontas, Iowa— The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program will host a winter webinar series in 2019. Master Gardeners will gain educational hours for the webinars that are scheduled at the ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County office for February 25th, March 25th and April 29th.

 


 

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.

  •  Information on lawn, garden, and landscape plant questions is available from ISU Extension staff.

  • 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.

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

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