Trowel buried in soilSoil Testing Resources for Home Gardeners

Resources on where and how to collect and submit a soil test for your home garden, lawn, and landscape.

IEM logoIowa Soil Temperature Estimates

Daily average 4-inch depth soil temperatures by county for Iowa.

oak leaf with frostFrost Dates in Iowa

Find the date of the first freeze in fall and last freeze in spring for your town.

Trumpet Creeper as weedWeeds in Lawns & Gardens

Access all the information about dealing with weeds available from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Emerald ash borer adult beetle on a leafEmerald 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.

Closeup of two white-tailed deer in a fieldManaging Problem Wildlife

Resources on managing problem wildlife in garden and home from the Natural Resources Wildlife Extension Specialists.

Beaver swimmingInternet Center for Wildlife Damage Management

Researched based Wildlife Damage Management Information.

Illustration of backyard with birdsLandscaping for Wildlife

Resources and tips for attracting wildlife to your backyard from the Natural Resources Wildlife Extension Specialists.

WindbreakWindbreaks - Planning, Establishing, and Maintaining

Learn more about the planning, establishment, maintenance, and care of windbreaks from the Natural Resources Forestry Extension Specialists.

Monarch on milkweedPraire Restoration - Habitat Headquarters

Information and links to information on planning, planting, establishing, and managing prairies from the Natural Resources Forestry Extension.

Blue ribbon cabbage4-H Judging Vegetables & Cut Flowers for Exhibit at Fair

Tips on preparing and handling vegetables, herbs, cut flowers, floral arrangements, potted plants, and houseplants for 4-H and youth exhibits at state and county fairs.

Master Gardener - Iowa State University Extension and OutreachMaster 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.

Diseased Maple LeafPlant 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 conservationistMaster 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.

pig smiling at the cameraAgriculture 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.