Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

Cherry Tomatoes in Bins at a Farmers Market
May 10, 2018

Join Lisa Schainker, a Story County Master Gardener, to learn about extending your vegetable crop season!  The session begins at 6:00pm on June 21 at the Story County Extension Office.

Buzzing for Bees! Header
May 10, 2018

Youth 5th grade and up and their families are invited to join us at Reiman Gardens June 5 from 6:30-8:30pm to learn about bees, the impact pollinators have on our environment and the production of honey. Learn more!

Stressed Man
February 21, 2018

Farm life with its country setting often is idealized, but as the complications and pace of agriculture have increased, so have the physical and mental demands on farmers. It’s set up for stress that cannot be ignored, says Malisa Rader, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach family life program specialist.

Geranium in metal pot
January 30, 2018

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program will host three Growing Season webcasts this winter. Master Gardeners will gain educational hours while learning about starting vegetable seeds and growing transplants, managing volunteers and building food security partnerships.

Honey Bees on Hive
January 12, 2018

ISU Ag Specialist Zack Koopman will discuss the basics of beekeeping and how to get started with the hobby of beekeeping! 



Learn more about the Story County Master Gardeners Association




Have a question related to horticulture (including garden pests)?

Contact the ISU Hortline for
advice at no cost to you!

(515) 294-3108
M-F, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4:30 p.m.
or via email at hortline@iastate.edu

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • Convenient access to horticulture publications, programs and people.

  • Helping support the state’s evolving grape and wine industry, because the potential economic opportunities in wineries, value-added agriculture and tourism are limitless.

  • 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.

  • Let us "feed" your appetite for gardening information with a wide menu of gardening entrees.

  • Images and information on a wide range of common pest and non-pest insects encountered in the home, yard and garden.

  • Production and business management information for commercial producers on wide variety of fruits and vegetables.

  • Information on Pesticide Applicator Training, Integrated Pest Management, and related environmental programs.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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