Greg Wallace
Organizational Advancement

515-294-1327
gwallace@iastate.edu

Articles by this author:

The sycamore tree is one of Iowa’s largest trees, found mainly in the eastern and southern parts of the state. It’s a great tree to have on a landscape, but it can run into problems.

Rhubarb is a widely-grown plant that can make an excellent addition to a number of dishes and meals. Late spring to early summer is prime time for rhubarb harvest and consumption. When growing rhubarb at home, take care to ensure prime production.

With spring’s arrival, fruit trees are blooming across home landscapes, as their owners hope for a tasty harvest. However, pests that afflict them can throw a wrench into those plans.

Planting flowers to improve a home landscape is an excellent first step. But what happens when they don’t bloom properly – or at all? How can these problems be remedied?

Anindita Das is putting her experiences as an immigrant to good use as an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach refugee community plan coordinator working in partnership with the central Iowa Refugee Community Planning Group.

Native plants can give home landscapes a unique, varied look when paired with the current flora and fauna that already dot landscapes across Iowa. Which are best for specific landscapes and gardens, and how should they be treated for best results?

Spring has finally sprung across Iowa, and with it, growing green grass on lawns everywhere. The hum of lawn mowers is beginning to fill the air, and that hum brings questions about proper mowing practices. 

Spring and warmer weather have arrived, and that means it’s time to think about planting annual flowers and vegetables in Iowa. 

The State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa's 59th annual edition March 31-April 1 brought together nearly 700 students and 150 teachers from across the state to display and discuss projects they’d worked very hard on throughout the past year.

With spring here, it’s time to think about planting peas. Multiple pea cultivars are a good fit in Iowa gardens, and April is prime time to give peas a chance in the garden.