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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.

Siouxland Garden Show logo
February 8, 2021

The Siouxland Garden Show committee has announced the lineup for the 2021 virtual presentations. Two sessions will be viewable live each Friday from Feb. 19 through March 26 via Facebook, YouTube and on the Siouxland Garden Show website.

Variety of fruits and vegetables
February 4, 2021

ISU Extension and Outreach will be hosting several food preservation courses in the Preserve The Taste of Summer series. The courses include general food preservation, jam making basics and salsa making basics.

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.

  • 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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