Extension Service Pest Website Relaunched

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has relaunched its Horticulture and Home Pest News website, providing a one-stop location for yard and garden information.

More than 2,400 Hort and Home Pest News articles, produced by ISU Extension and Outreach over the last 30 years, are available through the new website hortnews.extension.iastate.edu.

“The primary objective of this redesigned website is to be a one-stop place for all horticulture news and information,” said Cindy Haynes, associate professor and extension specialist in horticulture with Iowa State University. “More than 30 years of Hort and Home Pest News are available, as are answers to frequently asked questions, and direct links to the Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic and Master Gardener webpages.”

The website is the new home to the ISU Extension and Outreach horticulture encyclopedia, an online database of over 280 articles. Over 1,000 frequently asked questions about garden problems and pests, houseplants, lawns, ornamentals, trees and shrubs, fruits and vegetables and other horticulture topics are located on the site.

Additional resources like ISU Extension and Outreach publications and videos can also be found on the site.

“Gardeners are always looking for information on how to do something or to do it better,” said Haynes.

An archive of yard and garden news releases from ISU Extension and Outreach is available through the website, as are podcasts of ISU Extension and Outreach specialist appearances on Iowa Public Radio.

“The depth of knowledge and experience represented through this website is pretty remarkable,” Haynes said. “With our faculty like Richard Jauron, Donald Lewis, Jeff Iles, Laura Jesse, Lina Rodriguez-Salamanca and myself, there is over 100 years of Iowa State experience and information that has been put into this site.”

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