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Yard and Garden: Harvest, Dry and Store Onions, Garlic and Shallots
(Posted on 7/23/2014)
Onions, garlic and shallots can add a lot to the home gardening experience. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips for harvesting, drying and storing these popular garden items.
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Muscatine County
(Posted on 7/21/2014)
A larva collected by the Iowa EAB Team from a residential tree in Muscatine has been positively identified as the Emerald Ash Borer by a federal identifier.
Yard and Garden: Get the Most from Your Home Potato Growing Experience
(Posted on 7/16/2014)
There is a lot to know about properly growing and storing potatoes. Here are a few tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Iowa State University Field Days Cater to Gardeners Seeking New Plants
(Posted on 7/16/2014)
Iowa State University’s Research and Demonstration Farms kicks off its series of Demonstration Home Garden Field Days July 21 in southwest Iowa, continuing through Aug. 9.
Iowa State Makes Sure Consumers Preserve Food Safely
(Posted on 7/14/2014)
As the price of food rises and interest in sustainable agriculture grows, consumers are finding increasing value and convenience in preserving foods. Iowa State University is working to make sure that those participating in the recent trend are staying safe. 
Emerald Ash Borer Found in Henry County
(Posted on 7/11/2014)
A larva was collected by the Iowa EAB Team from a tree in Mt. Pleasant and has been positively identified as the Emerald Ash Borer by a federal identifier. Iowa now has 10 infested counties.
Yard and Garden: Battling Common Summer Problems
(Posted on 7/11/2014)
In summer, problems can crop up and limit a yard's potential. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to make sure both yard and garden look as beautiful as possible this summer.
2015 Whimsical Garden Calendar Available
(Posted on 7/10/2014)
The 2015 Annual Garden Calendar, “Whimsy,” is now available for purchase from the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Online Store.
Yard and Garden: Growing Successful Summer Squash
(Posted on 7/2/2014)
Summer is a perfect time to harvest summer squash from your garden. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists provide some great tips for successful squash.
Yard and Garden: Maintaining Your Yard in Summer
(Posted on 6/25/2014)
Summer marks the season when your lawn can look its best – if you know how to maintain it properly. ISU Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer some tips that can help.

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