Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

pruning fruit tree
February 7, 2018

The public is invited to attend a free program on ‘Pruning and Training Fruit Trees’. The program is hosted by the Washington County Master Gardeners and will be held on February 27 at 6:30 pm at the Washington County Extension office.

February 7, 2018

The Washington County Master Gardeners are offering a $500 scholarship to a deserving Washington County resident pursuing a horticultural related degree or certificate from a college or university in the state of Iowa.  Click here for application.

starting vegetables
January 26, 2018

Washington County Extension will host three Growing Season webcasts this winter. The two hour webcasts are free of charge and open to the public.

2018 Garden Calendar
November 1, 2017

With decorated trees on Christmas, roses on Valentine’s Day or jack-o’-lanterns on Halloween, plants are at the center of many holiday gatherings and special events. The 2018 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Garden Calendar highlights these plants surrounding beloved celebrations

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.

  • Convenient access to horticulture publications, programs and people.

  • 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.

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

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