Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 12:59
Learn how to identify beneficial insects and the native plants that attract them during this Aug. 4 workshop.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 07:29
An estimated 1,800 gallons of water runs off a 30 x 96 foot high tunnel with each inch of rain. ISU Extension demonstrates a system to collect the rain water and store it for reuse on the crops in the high tunnel.
Friday, June 10, 2011 - 10:40
The strawberry is the most popular small fruit grown in the home garden. It is relatively easy to grow, produces large quantities of fruit high in vitamin C without requiring extra equipment and can be grown in home gardens all over Iowa. Learn when to harvest and how to manage pests and diseases.
Friday, June 3, 2011 - 07:31
Bearded irises add many colors to spring gardens. Learn how to keep them healthy and blooming in this week's yard and garden column.
Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 13:28
The overall appearance of a lawn is directly related to the maintenance, including the mowing, watering, fertilizing and grub control.
Monday, May 23, 2011 - 09:02
Iowa State University Extension offers a publication, “Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases,” that focuses on the three ticks species that commonly attack humans: American dog ticks, lone star ticks and blacklegged (deer) ticks, which can transmit Lyme disease.
Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 08:15
This week Iowa State University Extension garden experts respond to common questions related to growing and caring for blueberries.
Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 10:45
Rhubarb can easily be grown in Iowa for pies, tarts, sauces, jellies, puddings and punch; learn where to plant and how and when to harvest rhubarb.
Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 07:42
Storms that cause tree damage often leave homeowners wondering if they need a tree care professional and how to select one. ISU Extension Forester Jesse Randall outlines steps for making those decisions.
Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 10:52
Horticulture specialists answer questions about the care of modern roses, such as teas, floribundas and grandifloras.