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Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 14:55

The Iowa State University Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic confirmed today that the spotted wing drosophila (SWD), an invasive pest that can cause damage to many fruit crops, has been found in Story County, Iowa. 

Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 10:49

Geraniums, a popular flowering plant, will be destroyed by the first hard frost, unless gardeners can take steps to over-winter them. Horticulturalists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach tell how to overwinter geraniums indoors.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 13:54

Peonies can thrive for up to 100 years if maintained properly. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about peony care, specifically how and when to divide the plant.

Friday, August 24, 2012 - 11:14

Choosing the right grass species is the first step in establishing or reestablishing a lawn. Horticulturalists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about establishing turfgrass.

Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 11:11

Grapes grow well in a wide range of soil conditions but do best on well-drained soils. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about growing and harvesting grapes.

Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 13:22

Harvesting melons at the right stage of maturity results in high quality, nutritious products. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists tell how to identify ripe melons.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 14:19

Bike-N-Bite is a local food-centered community bicycling event celebrating local food in Siouxland. The event will take place Saturday, Aug. 4, beginning at the Sioux City Farmers Market at 9 a.m.

Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 11:24

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists share information about the potato (Solanum tuberosum), one of the most important vegetable crops in the world.

Friday, July 20, 2012 - 11:11

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists share information about bitter cucumbers, tomatoes that aren’t setting fruit and why red raspberries may be partly white.