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Summer Webinars Help Gardeners Grow in Knowledge
(Posted on 4/30/2015)
Gardeners have the opportunity this summer to learn about theme gardens, planting trough gardens, water features and conservation, attracting butterflies and bees, and growing herbs.
Yard and Garden: Planting and Caring for Trees
(Posted on 4/30/2015)
Millions of trees are planted in Iowa on both private and public lands. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions related to successful tree planting.
Yard and Garden: Plant Tomatoes in Spring
(Posted on 4/22/2015)
Tomatoes are a popular part of many Iowa gardens, and with spring here, the time to plant them is approaching. But when is too early to plant? Where should they be planted? Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists.
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Dallas County, Iowa
(Posted on 4/15/2015)
Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified in a residential tree in the southeast corner of rural Dallas County, making this the 21st county in Iowa where this invasive beetle has been found. The Iowa EAB Team will host a press conference at Grey’s Lake southeast parking area, 2101 Fleur Dr. in Des Moines at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 16, 2015.
Yard and Garden: Control Weeds in Asparagus and Berries
(Posted on 4/15/2015)
Weeds can cause trouble for asparagus, raspberries and strawberries. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on the proper way to control weeds in home gardens.
Yard and Garden: Properly Dividing Perennials
(Posted on 4/9/2015)
Perennials are commonly divided for three reasons: to control size, to rejuvenate plants and to propagate a prized perennial. Learn when to divide your perennials.
Compare Characteristics of Tomato Varieties for Iowa Production
(Posted on 4/3/2015)
A new publication providing information on suitable tomato varieties for commercial field and high tunnel production in Iowa is now available at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Online Store. Home gardeners also will find the variety descriptions helpful.
Yard and Garden: Control Crabgrass
(Posted on 4/2/2015)
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on controlling crabgrass.
Emerald Ash Borer Treatment Options Recently Revised
(Posted on 3/26/2015)
The revised publication includes the life stages affected by systemic insecticides, two new professional products and proper use to protect insect pollinators. It also highlights two pesticides that protect the ash tree for two years.
Shop, Learn, Do at Siouxland Garden Show March 27-29
(Posted on 3/25/2015)
The Siouxland Garden Show March 27 - 29 at the Sioux City Convention Center, Sioux City is a garden party with something for everyone - speakers, how-to sessions, make-and-take projects and business and organization exhibits.

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