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trowel digging 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.

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 Iowa Soil Temperature Estimates

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

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IEM LogoIowa Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days (GDD) are used to estimate the growth and development of plants and insects during the growing season.

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oak leaves with frostFrost Dates in Iowa

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

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Thistle weedWeeds in Lawns & Gardens

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

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tree dying from emerald ash borerEmerald 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.

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deer eating flowersManaging Problem Wildlife

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

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beaverInternet Center for Wildlife Damage Management

Researched based Wildlife Damage Management Information.

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illustration of landscape with wildlifeLandscaping for Wildlife

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

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newly planted windbreak near farmWindbreaks - Planning, Establishing, and Maintaining

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

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monarch on milkweedPrairie Restoration - Habitat Headquarters

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

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Iowa woodlandWoodland Understory Restoration Guide

Guidance on how to introduce native understory species in Iowa woodlands from Natural Resources Forestry Extension.

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cabbage with ribbon at Iowa State Fair4-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.

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Master Gardener LogoMaster 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.

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maple leaf with spotsPlant 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.

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Maser Conservationist Program LogoMaster 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.

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Extension Specialist talking to farmersAgriculture 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.

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