Resources

The ISU Extension and Outreach horticulture team has many great resources to offer that you can’t find on this particular website. Browse through the links below to explore the websites we think you might find helpful. If you still have trouble finding what you need, browse our Frequently Asked Questions!

Soil Testing Resources for Home Gardeners
Resources on where and how to collect and submit a soil test for your home garden, lawn, and landscape.
Iowa Soil Temperature Estimates
Daily average 4-inch depth soil temperatures by county for Iowa.
Weeds in Lawns & Gardens
Access all the information about dealing with weeds available from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Emerald Ash Borer Resources
Connect to all the resources available on Emerald Ash Borer - a significant exotic pest in Iowa impacting hundreds of thousands of trees in landscapes and natural areas across the state.
Managing Problem Wildlife
Resources on managing problem wildlife in garden and home from the Natural Resources Wildlife Extension Specialists.
Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management
Researched based Wildlife Damage Management Information.
Landscaping for Wildlife
Resources and tips for attracting wildlife to your backyard from the Natural Resources Wildlife Extension Specialists.
Windbreaks
Learn more about the planning, establishment, maintenance, and care of windbreaks from the Natural Resources Forestry Extension Specialists.
Master Gardener Program
Information about how to become a Master Gardener, the mission of the program, continuing education, volunteer opportunities, and the portal for reporting volunteer hours.
Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic
The Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic provides diagnosis of plant problems (plant diseases, insect damage, and assessment of herbicide damage) and the identification of insects and weeds from the field, garden, and home.
Master Conservationist Program
The Master Conservationist Program works to equip Iowans with the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed decisions about natural resources and to become local leaders and educators.
Agriculture and Natural Resources | Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Connect with all the agriculture programs, resources, and research-based information available to Iowans through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.