Yard & Garden/Horticulture



Local Highlights

June 23, 2021

Emerald ash borer has been found in Pocahontas County for the first time. This invasive insect has now been found in 81 of Iowa’s 99 counties since the first detection in 2010.

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.

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.

  • 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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