Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

April 7, 2020
Fertilizer can improve your fruit-producing plants, but only if done properly and in the right season.
Master Gardener Training
March 25, 2020
ISU Extension and Outreach will offer Master Gardener training beginning in August.
March 18, 2020
Grow broccoli successfully by following these important steps.
February 5, 2020

With a little planning, your seedlings can get off to a good start.

pruning tree
January 28, 2020

Prune trees early and often so they can recover.

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.

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