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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 10:17

Propagate grape vines and willows by hardwood cuttings; force the blooms of spring flowering trees and shrubs by selecting branches containing round, plump buds. ISU Extension and Outreach horticulturists explain how.

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 16:27

With a little planning, homeowners who enjoy picking ripe, juicy fruit from their own trees can successfully grow fruit trees, such as apples, pears, plums and cherries – even homeowners with only small yard space.

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 10:32

In a single motion pruning demonstrates both the art and science of horticulture. Understanding how plants grow, why pruning is necessary and which tools to use can remove the mystery surrounding this routine practice.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 17:09

Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified in a residential tree in Eddyville in Wapello County, and trees in the public right-of-way in Waverly in Bremer County. EAB kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 10:00

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will conduct a tomato grafting and pest management workshop Friday, March 28 at North East Iowa Dairy Foundation Center, Calmar.

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 13:16

Homegrown Lifestyle  is a course for folks living on a large lot or small acreage who are interested in producing food for their own use in a way that sustains their natural environment. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering the course this spring at several Iowa locations.

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 12:13

Southeast Iowa vegetable producers can learn how to grow quality transplants at an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach workshop planned for Friday, Feb. 21 in Fairfield.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 17:08

Winter can be tough on Iowa’s trees and shrubs. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about the effect this winter’s frigid temperatures will have on fruit tree and landscape plants.

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 12:01

Warm-season vegetables like tomatoes, peppers and eggplant are planted in the garden as small plants (transplants). Begin vegetable transplants indoors to shorten the time by several weeks between planting and harvest.