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Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 10:57

Impatiens, the top-selling bedding plants in the U.S., have had few insect and disease problems. Unfortunately, the disease situation appears to be about to change as impatiens downy mildew has appeared in much of the eastern U.S. in the last two years. This destructive disease may impact many home gardeners over the next few years.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 10:33

Denny Schrock joined Iowa State University in August as coordinator for the Iowa Master Gardener program. He also will teach students on campus and co-direct the Homegrown Lifestyle program.

Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 13:33

Homeowners know a well maintained lawn is an integral part of an attractive home landscape. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturalists share mechanical and chemical measures that can be undertaken to remove or destroy broadleaf weeds when they invade lawns.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 08:42

The drought of 2012 has taken a toll on many lawns across Iowa. David Minner, ISU Extension and Outreach turfgrass specialist, estimates that most neighborhoods have approximately 25 to 50 percent of the lawns showing some degree of turf loss from the drought and of the injured lawns approximately 25 to 50 percent of the turf in each lawn has been killed.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 09:27

“Iowa Food Marketing Regulations: A Guide for Small-Scale Producers” offers an overview of various licenses required for selling food in Iowa and state regulations that govern those sales, which are based on type of food, where it is sold, how it is processed, scale of operation and type of customer.

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.