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Monday, June 19, 2017 - 09:21

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a field day July 11 that focuses on frost protection of apples using irrigation, sprayer calibration and how the Food Safety Modernization Act affects the crop.

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 08:49

Researchers with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach have worked to provide a mix of perennials to use as habitat for monarch butterflies and bees that provides a diversity of flowers that bloom throughout the growing season.

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 09:29

Emerald ash borer has been found in Benton, Buena Vista, Floyd, Howard, and Warren counties. More than half of Iowa's counties now have confirmed infestations.
 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 16:57

Raspberries are popular with many home gardeners. They’re easy to grow, and perform well in much of Iowa. However, gardeners can run into issues with heat, weeds and pruning that can curtail yields.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 16:52

Going through the process of planting fruit-bearing plants for gardens and landscapes is exciting, but it does require some patience. Not all plants are ready to bear fruit immediately, and it might be smart to exercise caution.

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 11:09

Trees are an essential part of any landscape, but their roots can create issues. How can surface and shallow roots affect their surroundings? Is construction a problem?

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 16:43

Fresh strawberries are easy to grow and a favorite of many across Iowa, but growers can still encounter issues caused by weather conditions or connected to a timely harvest.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 15:39

The Iowa Master Gardener program will host three Growing Season webcasts this summer. Master Gardeners will gain educational hours while learning about urban tree selection, gardening with youth and landscaping for wildlife.

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 09:23

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, released the Iowa Commercial Horticulture Survey earlier this week. The survey, which uses data from the 2015 growing season, is the first comprehensive statewide look at Iowa horticulture in more than a decade.