Bob Dodds, Regional Director for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, was among three Iowans recognized and presented with the Meritorious Service Award during the Iowa Horticulture Society Annual Meeting on November 15th in Ames. The award is based on contributions to horticulture, demonstrated leadership ability, and contributions beyond the usual expectations of volunteer service or position responsibilities.
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in a residential tree in the city of Burlington in Des Moines County, making this the second location where the invasive beetle has been found in Iowa. Click through for more information.
To make the best use of your food dollar, handle fresh produce so it doesn’t go bad and makes it to the dinner table! Knowing how long fresh fruits and vegetables last and how to store them for maximum shelf life can help reduce waste according to Patricia Steiner, ISU Extension and Outreach Nutrition and Health Specialist.
Master Gardeners are individuals who have an interest in horticulture, have taken the Master Gardener training offered by Iowa State University Extension, and share their time and expertise with other gardeners.