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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.

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.