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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.
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed In Boone County
(Posted on 8/4/2014)
Iowa now has 12 infested counties after two adult Emerald Ash Borer beetles were collected from a trap in Boone and have been positively identified as EAB by a federal identifier.
Yard and Garden: Manage Bearded Irises, Peonies, Daylilies
(Posted on 7/30/2014)
Mid-to-late summer is an excellent time to manage the flowers growing around the house, yard and garden. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has tips on how to do so successfully.
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. 

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