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Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 10:05

Strange holes around a tree trunk, globs of sap on a Scotch pine, shedding bark on a sycamore: Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about these phenomena.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 08:11

Weeds are a constant problem for home gardeners. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about weeds in general and a couple of specific weed issues.

Monday, July 1, 2013 - 14:26

The On-Farm Food Safety team with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach frequently references two extension publications when responding to fruit and vegetable growers' concerns about the safety of using produce harvested from gardens and fields that have been flooded.

Friday, June 28, 2013 - 15:28

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will hold GAP workshops this fall for farmers who sell directly to consumers and those considering sales to retail foodservices. Workshops will be held in Council Bluffs, Des Moines, Dubuque and Iowa City.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 14:24

Rainfall this spring has created ideal conditions for several tree diseases and foliage abnormalities. Horticulturists with ISU Extension and Outreach help homeowners understand those abnormalities; the ISU Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic can diagnose diseases.

Monday, June 24, 2013 - 08:59

The Iowa Master Gardener program is once again offering a series of summer garden webinars to be hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Because weather patterns over the past couple of years have moved rapidly from drought to flood, the theme of the 2013 series is "Moisture Extremes in the Landscape."

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 10:11

Fungi and molds are popping up and out in Iowa lawns and gardens thanks to cool, wet conditions the past few weeks. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach tell gardeners how to identify and manage some of the more common ones.

Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 08:36

Fresh strawberries, a favorite of almost everyone, are relatively easy to grow and hardy throughout Iowa. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach share cultural practices to reduce damage and losses caused by insects and diseases

Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 11:07

Available in nearly every color, bearded iris is a beautiful spring flower. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists answer questions related to blooming, dividing and controlling pests with irises.