Yard & Garden/Horticulture



Local Highlights

May 2, 2019

Just in time for the summer growing season, the Master Gardener Program with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer three, one-hour educational webcasts.

March 21, 2019

The three types of strawberries grown in Iowa home gardens differ in growth, flowering and fruiting characteristics. The best time to plant all three types is early spring.

March 20, 2019

Farmers market vendors have the option to view the Farmers Market Nutrition Program 2019 training webinar at numerous ISU Extension and Outreach county offices. Ten offices are hosting the March 28 webinar and 22 extension offices are hosting the April 11 webinar.

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.

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 Covenant 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.

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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