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Newsletter to Cover All Things Related to Small Farm Living
(Posted on 9/18/2014)
The small farm sustainability program is re-introducing the ISU Extension and Outreach Acreage Living newsletter in an online format. Those living on small farms and acreages will find value resources in the newsletter, on the website and in future online courses offered by the program.
Yard and Garden: Enjoying Fall Pumpkin and Squash
(Posted on 9/17/2014)
One of the best aspects of fall gardening is the harvesting of pumpkins and squash. Get the most from various squash varieties this fall.
Yard and Garden: Making the Most of Your Apple Harvest Experience
(Posted on 9/10/2014)
Fall is the perfect time to enjoy apples and apple harvesting. Here are some tips from ISU Extension and Outreach to make the most of apple season.
Yard and Garden: Applying Herbicide and Fighting Fall Weeds
(Posted on 9/4/2014)
Fall is the perfect time to prepare a lawn for the months ahead with these weed-control tips from ISU Extension and Outreach.
Diana Cochran Named Fruit Specialist for ISU Extension and Outreach
(Posted on 9/3/2014)
Diana Cochran brings expertise in nursery management, plant propagation and horticulture plant materials to her new position as fruit specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Yard and Garden: Improve Landscape in Late Summer, Early Fall
(Posted on 8/28/2014)
As late summer becomes early fall, it is a great time to get outside and do some yard work. Get tips on great ways to improve the yard, trees, garden and flower beds from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists.
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Story County
(Posted on 8/25/2014)
Iowa now has 13 counties infested with Emerald Ash Borer after beetles were found in Story City.
Yard and Garden: Properly Harvesting and Enjoying Melons
(Posted on 8/20/2014)
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has tips on the best way to harvest homegrown melons.
Yard and Garden: Establishing a Lawn from Seed
(Posted on 8/14/2014)
Now is prime time to establish a lawn from seed. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on selecting seed and planting a new lawn, as well as overseeding an existing lawn.
Yard and Garden: Tackling Common Summer and Fall Tree Issues
(Posted on 8/7/2014)
Trees can become afflicted with problems that change their appearance and health, but Iowa State University Extension and Outreach can help with those issues.

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