Yard & Garden/Horticulture



Local Highlights

September 22, 2020

Educational sessions will highlight key aspects of forestry and forest bird life during the Oct. 1 virtual field day presented by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

September 14, 2020

In this week’s Yard and Garden, horticulture specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer advice on planting spring-flowering bulbs.

September 8, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers guidance on harvesting and storing winter squash.

August 26, 2020

Mid-August to mid-September is the best time to seed new lawns and overseed existing lawns, according to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

August 25, 2020

After last week’s derecho storm damaging many gardens, now may be a good time to begin planning a fall garden. Late summer is a good time to start a fall garden of lettuce, kale, carrots, radish, and beets.

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.

  •  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.

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