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Emerald Ash Borer Treatment Options Recently Revised
(Posted on 3/26/2015)
The revised publication includes the life stages affected by systemic insecticides, two new professional products and proper use to protect insect pollinators. It also highlights two pesticides that protect the ash tree for two years.
Shop, Learn, Do at Siouxland Garden Show March 27-29
(Posted on 3/25/2015)
The Siouxland Garden Show March 27 - 29 at the Sioux City Convention Center, Sioux City is a garden party with something for everyone - speakers, how-to sessions, make-and-take projects and business and organization exhibits.
Yard and Garden: Your Own Asparagus Patch
(Posted on 3/25/2015)
Learn what it takes to have your very own asparagus patch and enjoy this favorite spring vegetable for years.
Acreage Living Newsletter Addresses April Showers, May Flowers and Other Spring Issues
(Posted on 3/24/2015)
Harvesting rainwater, managing thistles, designing outdoor spaces and protecting ponds from too much moss are all topics covered in the recent issue of Acreage Living, a free online newsletter from Small Farm Sustainability at ISU Extension and Outreach.
Yard and Garden: Prepare and Plant Onion Cultivars in Spring
(Posted on 3/18/2015)
In Iowa, onions are a popular garden product, but they do require some special conditions and care to get optimal results. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on onion cultivar varieties and the proper way to plant them.
Yard and Garden: Pruning Raspberry Plants in Spring
(Posted on 3/11/2015)
If given proper care, a 100-foot-long row of red raspberries can produce 100 to 150 pints of fruit. Proper pruning increases berry numbers and size, and is required to obtain maximum yields.
Master Gardeners Webinar Highlights School Garden Connections
(Posted on 3/4/2015)
The final session of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardeners winter webinar series on how to support local food systems will be held Thursday, March 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at county extension offices.
Yard and Garden: Spring Care for Fruit Trees
(Posted on 3/4/2015)
The key to good fruit set is to provide conditions favorable for flower bud formation, survival and pollination. Horticulturists with ISU Extension and Outreach share cultural practices that improve a tree’s ability to begin and continue to bear fruit.
Yard and Garden: Jump-Start Spring Flower and Vegetable Planting In Winter
(Posted on 2/25/2015)
While the weather outside is currently cold and snowy, spring isn’t far away. This is a great time to get a jump-start on spring planting by germinating seeds and starting flower and vegetable plants indoors.
Yard and Garden: Growing and Transplanting Indoor Seedlings
(Posted on 2/19/2015)
Right now, the weather outside is cold and the ground is inhospitable to plants. However, this is an excellent time to begin growing seedlings indoors that can be transplanted outside for successful growth in spring.

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