Yard & Garden/Horticulture

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

 

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

 

 

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Local Highlights

Pandemic Pop Club logo
June 17, 2020

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach - Northwest Iowa county extension offices plan to host the free kids' program Power of Produce Club (PoP Club) virtually.

Variety of fruits and vegetables
June 15, 2020

Preserving your garden's summer bounty is a great way to enjoy home-grown produce year round - as long as you don't serve food borne illness, like botulism, with your home preserved foods, say nutrition and wellness specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Planting seedlings
May 8, 2020

For many, the COVID-19 pandemic has increased food preparation and mealtime at home, as well as sparked renewed interest in gardening and food preservation. In response to this movement, Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach has launched weekly Sow, Grow, Eat and Keep quickinars to provide information to gardeners of all ages and skill levels.

Morel
April 15, 2020

Learn to safely identify and forage local mushrooms

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer a two-part online workshop in the spring and fall of 2020 for anyone interested in learning more about identifying and foraging local mushrooms. The first spring workshop will be held on May 5 at 6 p.m. and should last about an hour.

Children watering a garden
April 1, 2020

Looking for something new for the kids to do this summer? Check out the fun and educational camps provided by Woodbury County Extension! With a great selection of activities and research-based curriculum delivered by experienced 4-H Youth Development & Extension staff, your children will be able to expand their horizons and have a great time doing it at any one of our summer camps. Registration is now open. For more information, please call (712) 276-2157.

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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