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Yard and Garden: Jump-Start Spring Flower and Vegetable Planting In Winter
(Posted on 2/25/2015)
While the weather outside is currently cold and snowy, spring isn’t far away. This is a great time to get a jump-start on spring planting by germinating seeds and starting flower and vegetable plants indoors.
Yard and Garden: Growing and Transplanting Indoor Seedlings
(Posted on 2/19/2015)
Right now, the weather outside is cold and the ground is inhospitable to plants. However, this is an excellent time to begin growing seedlings indoors that can be transplanted outside for successful growth in spring.
Yard and Garden: Care for Spring-Flowering Bulbs in Winter
(Posted on 2/12/2015)
While mild winter weather is a pleasant surprise, it can have negative effects on plants that bloom ahead of schedule. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on the proper way to care for spring-flowering bulbs in winter.
Winter Webinar Series Continues for Master Gardeners in Iowa
(Posted on 2/10/2015)
Learn how to support local food systems during two webinars Feb. 12 and March 12 from the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program.
Lawrence Reappointed As Associate Dean and Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Director
(Posted on 2/9/2015)
John Lawrence has been reappointed to a second five-year term as associate dean for extension in Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and director for agriculture and natural resources for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Yard and Garden: Caring for Valentine’s Day Flowers
(Posted on 2/3/2015)
Many people will give or receive beautiful flowers on Valentine’s Day. While the thought is wonderful and they’re lovely to receive, what happens on Feb. 15 and beyond?
Soil and Insect Management Workshop for Vegetable Crops Offered by ISU Extension
(Posted on 1/28/2015)
Vegetable crop producers will learn about cover crops, soil fertility and insects in vegetable cropping systems during  the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach workshop Monday, Feb. 16 at Cedar Valley Produce Auction warehouse, Elma.
Extension Offers Transplant Production Workshop for Vegetable Producers
(Posted on 1/28/2015)
Growing quality transplants is the topic of a day-long Iowa State University Extension and Outreach workshop Tuesday, Feb. 17 at Valders Hall 379 on the Luther College campus in Decorah, Iowa.
Yard and Garden: Properly Pruning Trees During Winter Months
(Posted on 1/27/2015)
At this stage of winter, trees on Iowa’s landscape are still months from blooming and providing shade, which makes this the prime time of the year to give trees a tune-up with pruning. What is the best way to prune properly to avoid harming trees?
Required Morel Mushroom Certification Workshops Offered in April
(Posted on 1/26/2015)
Interested in hunting and selling morel mushrooms in Iowa? If so, plan to take this three-hour class in April from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and be certified to sell morel mushrooms legally within the state.

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