Yard & Garden/Horticulture



Local Highlights

January 21, 2021

Fruit and vegetable commercial and private pesticide applicators have an upcoming continuing education opportunity, according to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

January 6, 2021

Learn how orchids can help brighten up your home, with expert tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

December 28, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Hamilton County will host a virtual MarketReady workshop series beginning Saturday, Feb. 13. The training is designed to provide producers with the skills and knowledge needed to make sound decisions about diversifying their operations into wholesale, retail and institutional market outlets. 

December 16, 2020

Learn how to obtain bees, extract honey, keep bees healthy and more!

December 10, 2020

Horticulture specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer tips and tricks to keeping your holiday houseplants happy and healthy through the new year.

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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