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Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 08:24

Those that fly, crawl, slither and leap will have their days at the Iowa State University exhibit, “Camp Cy – A Statewide Adventure,” in the Varied Industries Building at the 2015 Iowa State Fair. Camp Cy takes place under cardinal and gold tent tops where special guests and activities will showcase the many ways ISU Extension and Outreach is Iowans’ 99-county campus.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 11:13

The potato is one of the most important vegetable crops in the world and a popular plant in any home garden. However, there’s a lot to know about growing and storing potatoes properly. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists have some tips on how to grow and store potatoes.

Monday, July 27, 2015 - 09:06

With help from ISU Extension and Outreach groups, community gardens, including a large one at Mulford Evangelical Free Church, are taking root across the Muscatine community.

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 09:42

The garden peony is a popular, long-lived perennial that provides abundant flowers in the spring and attractive foliage throughout the growing session. If given a good site and the right care, an established peony will flower for many years. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provide helpful instructions on how to care for peonies all throughout the year.

Monday, July 20, 2015 - 10:03

SDSU Extension veterinarian Russ Daly answers questions on what urban citizens should know about highly pathogenic avian influenza.  This article is part of a cooperative effort of ISU Extension and Outreach, SDSU Extension and University of Minnesota Extension to provide resources for families struggling with the human challenges brought on by avian influenza.

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 15:50

Cucumbers are a widely cultivated plant and grow well in warmer weather, making them a perfect summer plant in any home garden. As it gets time to harvest, there can be a few problems that may arise. Follow these tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on what to look out for when harvesting cucumbers. 

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 10:00

Perennials are beautiful plants that live three or more years, die in the ground each fall and return in the spring. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach identify different types of perennials and planting sites where perennials can grow successfully.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 09:18

Emerald ash borer has been confirmed in Fort Madison, bringing the number of confirmed counties in Iowa to 26. This makes Lee County the latest victim of EAB, a highly destructive insect of ash trees.

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 14:37

The Iowa State University Horticulture Research Station is host for the annual Iowa Turfgrass Field Day, July 23 from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.