Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 12:50
A field day highlighting Iowa State University fruit and vegetable research is planned for July 23 at the ISU Horticulture Research Station near Gilbert. Organizers say the field day will be of interest to commercial producers, small-scale growers, master gardeners and home gardeners.
Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 10:38
Mulches are commonly used to enhance the beauty of landscapes, suppress weeds, conserve soil moisture and buffer plants from the damaging effects of traffic and lawn equipment. ISU horticulture specialists answer specific questions about using mulch.
Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 13:02
Understand what is going on in the strawberry patch. Horticulture specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach have answers to questions about strawberry pests and diseases.
Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 09:04
Horticulture specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer homeowner questions about summer lawn care in this week's column. They also provide answers on a new website of frequently asked yard and garden questions.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 12:17
Feeding the soil through composting so it can feed food sources is the focus of the Virtual Eco Family Conference, “Compost 101: Food for the Food,” on June 7. The virtual workshop concentrates on composting basics for indoors and outdoors.
Friday, May 18, 2012 - 08:23
Horticulture specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer lilac questions that will bring more spring blooms to home gardens.
Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 09:52
If given a good site and proper care, an established peony will flower for many years. Common peony questions are answered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulture specialists.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 14:34
Proper care of roses from planting through pruning will show them off to their best advantage. To confront insect and disease problems in roses, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulture specialists say to correctly identify the pest and use appropriate control measures.
Monday, April 30, 2012 - 10:53
The National 4-H Council and the Walmart Foundation are supporting 4-H Healthy Living programs across the country through Walmart Foundation Healthy Living Youth Voice, Youth Choice grants. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has received one of the 15 state grants and is using a portion of the money to provide mini-grants to Master Gardeners and 4-H youth to develop partnerships at the county level.
Friday, April 27, 2012 - 09:27
Great numbers of fuzzy brown moths made an appearance in Iowa this week, with many specimens and photos submitted to the insect diagnostic clinic. Affectionately referred to as FBMs by entomologists, they are a nuisance, but they will not cause damage to plants.