Yard & Garden/Horticulture

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

 

 

Become a Master Gardener · Master Gardener Application

Master Gardener Volunteer Reporting System

Master Gardener Hours Reporting Form

Local Highlights

Woman chopping herbs with knife
August 20, 2019

Learn how to identify and cook with common herbs!

Master Conservationist
July 17, 2019

Course will provide hands-on interaction with Iowa’s rich natural resources.

kids at farmers market
March 21, 2019

Schools that want to build a strong team to start or continue to expand a school garden will benefit from a series of five classes offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. School Gardens 101, a five session course, will be offered this summer in Woodbury County.

March 19, 2019

Extension Flooding Resources: To find information about dealing with flooding go to https://www.extension.iastate.edu/disasterrecovery/flooding.  For specific information regarding beef cattle go to http://www.iowabeefcenter.org/floodresources.html.

February 4, 2019

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program will host three webcasts this winter. Master Gardeners will gain educational hours while learning about managing vegetable pests, engaging with new audiences and gardening in containers.

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

Statewide Resources

  • Convenient access to horticulture publications, programs and people.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  •  Information on lawn, garden, and landscape plant questions is available from ISU Extension staff.

  • 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.

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