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ISU Extension Audio: Interviews for the Week of June 30

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6/30/2008

AMES, Iowa -- Audio of the following Iowa State University Extension interviews is available for download (week of June 30). For more information, contact Doug Cooper, ISU Extension audio producer, levachek@iastate.edu.

Taylor and Pope on crops and weather -- ISU Extension climatologist Elwynn Taylor and program specialist Rich Pope discuss the latest Iowa Crops and Weather report released Monday, June 23, 2008.

Holscher on mosquitoes -- ISU Extension entomologist Ken Holscher is getting a lot of calls about mosquitoes in light of the recent excessive rainfall and floods in Iowa. He says it is too early to say there will be a significant problem.

Beattie on tomatoes and produce from flooded gardens -- ISU Extension food safety specialist Sam Beattie says tomatoes and salmonella are in the news, but the government is still trying to narrow down where the problem occurred. Beattie also says Iowans need to be cautious eating produce from flooded gardens.

Havlovic on Armstrong Research Farm  -- The Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm at Lewis, Iowa, has experienced problems with excessive moisture in 2008. Farm superintendent Bernie Havlovic says much of his area has received considerable rainfall during June.

Lathrop on WE-Lead -- Karen Lathrop, ISU Extension community and economic development field specialist says West Liberty is trying to improve its leadership. The community is developing a non-profit called WE-Lead (West Liberty Economic Area Development) in partnership with Iowa State University Extension.

For the gardener: Caterpillars in trees, ants in the house

SafeFarm report with Chuck Schwab -- Drowning and young people

A conservation minute with John Lundvall -- Flooding

A minute in urban agriculture with Linda Naeve --  Landscape fabrics

It’s time to ... with Rich Pope -- The Iowa bee rule

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Contacts :

Elwynn Taylor, Agronomy, (515) 294-7839, setaylor@iastate.edu

Richard Pope, Entomology, (515) 294-5899, ropope@iastate.edu

Kenneth Holscher, Entomology, (515) 294-1101, kholsche@iastate.edu

Sam Beattie, Food Science/Human Nutrition, (515) 294-3357, beatties@iastate.edu

Bernie Havlovic, Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm, (712) 769-2402, bhavlovi@iastate.edu

Karen Lathrop , Field Specialist, (319) 627-4045, klathrop@iastate.edu

Chuck Schwab, Ag and Biosystems Engineering, (515) 294-4131, cvschwab@iastate.edu 

John Lundvall, Agronomy, (515) 294-5429, jlundval@iastate.edu

Linda Naeve, Entomology, (515) 294-8946, lnaeve@iastate.edu

Douglas Cooper, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-6275, levachek@iastate.edu