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Local Highlights

Shawn Tabke
June 25, 2021

Shawn Tabke recently began his role as Horticulture Coordinator for ISU Extension and Outreach - Woodbury County.

Youth Garden Club zoom meeting
May 28, 2021

Volunteers recognized for their efforts to teach youth about gardening.

Green Thumb: Summer Gardening Series
May 7, 2021

The Sioux City Public Library has announced a series of virtual programs related to gardening for this summer. The "Green Thumb: Summer Gardening Series" will be led by Woodbury County Master Gardeners.

Subsoil moisture map
April 29, 2021

Iowa State University has completed their spring survey of subsoil moisture in the northwest corner of Iowa, according to Joel DeJong, ISU Extension and Outreach Field Agronomist. Subsoil moisture levels are checked in fall and spring at several specific long-term locations in northwest Iowa counties.

Unhealthy leaf
March 26, 2021

Free virtual workshops will offer a look at common disease and insect issues in landscape plants and woodlands.

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

Statewide Resources

  • Focused on developing strategies that enhance crop production, soil health, and cropping system profitability in vegetable cropping systems in Iowa.

  • 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 and Home Pest News is a one-stop-shop for all news and resources related to horticulture and home pests. This website is curated by our horticulture, plant pathology and entomology extension specialists with new information being added frequently.

  • A collection of encylopedia articles focused on common insects and dieases found around the house, in yards and throughout gardens.

  • Central location for all pesticide safety education resources including Pesticide Applicator Certification information.

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