Friday, October 19, 2012 - 08:18
A new program for farmers’ market growers and those interested in growing food products for direct or wholesale sales is being offered by the Farm Food Safety Team with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. This program is designed to provide on farm food safety training for every size fruit and vegetable producer.
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 12:17
Composting is a relatively easy, inexpensive procedure yielding valuable humus that can be returned to garden soil, or used as mulch around landscape plantings. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach give tips on composting yard wastes.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 13:57
Entomologists at Iowa State University have confirmed that Scott County has the first breeding infestations of brown marmorated stink bugs reported in Iowa.
Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 17:26
Fall is a busy time for gardeners. With so much to do, lawn care is sometimes neglected. However, proper lawn care in fall helps ensure an attractive, healthy lawn next season. Important fall lawn care practices include mowing, fertilizing, controlling broadleaf weeds and raking.
Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 14:44
In early autumn, in response to the shortening days and declining intensity of sunlight, tree leaves become vivid reds, oranges, golds and browns — signaling their oncoming fall to the ground. Horticulturalists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explain it’s more than just leaves that fall from trees during autumn.
Monday, October 1, 2012 - 10:40
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is hosting a workshop for commercial fruit and vegetable farmers who are growing produce in high tunnels. ISU Extension – Davis County is sponsoring the free event to be held Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the extension office.
Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 13:19
Tulips, a favorite in the garden, are known as harbingers of spring. Their beautiful flowers and vibrant colors are a refreshing change after a cold and dreary winter – but they also can be forced to bloom indoors for pre-spring enjoyment.
Friday, September 21, 2012 - 11:10
High tunnel production of fruits and vegetables is the topic of upcoming workshops sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The workshop will be held at the ISU Extension – Hardin County office in Iowa Falls on Nov. 17, and the ISU Extension – Linn County office in Marion on Nov. 19.
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.