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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 11:53

Visitors can enjoy a horticulture tour through the Lyon County Fair Grounds gardens and taste locally-sourced food at the Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Garden Tour and Local Food Tasting Tuesday, July 21, in Rock Rapids.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 16:17

The summer months are the perfect time to enjoy homegrown fruits. With varying weather and temperature, maintaining a healthy fruit plant can sometimes be a struggle. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on how to properly maintain fruit plants in the summer months to ensure high fruit production.

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 11:17

Knowing how to properly care for trees and how to identify harmful tree abnormalities is a great skill for all tree owners to have. However, not all tree abnormalities are harmful. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach identify some tree abnormalities and explain what exactly they are.

Monday, June 22, 2015 - 09:23

A new detection of emerald ash borer has been positively identified after a larva sample was collected from a city-owned tree in Grinnell on June 16, 2015. This brings the total of confirmed infested counties to 25 since EAB was first discovered in Iowa in 2010. This beetle kills ash tree species.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 14:28

Several common disease problems can damage a rose’s natural beauty. Disease organisms can cause unsightly leaves, reduced flower production and result in the death of leaves or even the entire plant. Follow these tips to keep roses healthy and protected from these diseases.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 08:58

The International Master Gardener Conference Sept. 22–25 has the theme “Horticultural Horizons in the Heartland” and will explore ways to introduce plants and animals native to the Midwest into home gardens.

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 10:49

Azaleas and rhododendrons are spectacular flowering shrubs that can brighten any yard or garden. Even though there are many species of azaleas and rhododendrons, only a small number can successfully be grown in Iowa. Here are some tips from horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach showing what steps to take to ensure successfully grown azaleas and rhododendrons.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 09:12

Become an Iowa Master Gardener by completing the core training course this fall at a local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach office.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 09:11

Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified in Davenport and central rural Davis County, bringing the total of confirmed counties to 24 since it was first detected in Iowa back in 2010. This insect  kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America.