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Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Dallas County, Iowa
(Posted on 4/15/2015)
Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified in a residential tree in the southeast corner of rural Dallas County, making this the 21st county in Iowa where this invasive beetle has been found. The Iowa EAB Team will host a press conference at Grey’s Lake southeast parking area, 2101 Fleur Dr. in Des Moines at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 16, 2015.
Yard and Garden: Control Weeds in Asparagus and Berries
(Posted on 4/15/2015)
Weeds can cause trouble for asparagus, raspberries and strawberries. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on the proper way to control weeds in home gardens.
Yard and Garden: Properly Dividing Perennials
(Posted on 4/9/2015)
Perennials are commonly divided for three reasons: to control size, to rejuvenate plants and to propagate a prized perennial. Learn when to divide your perennials.
Compare Characteristics of Tomato Varieties for Iowa Production
(Posted on 4/3/2015)
A new publication providing information on suitable tomato varieties for commercial field and high tunnel production in Iowa is now available at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Online Store. Home gardeners also will find the variety descriptions helpful.
Yard and Garden: Control Crabgrass
(Posted on 4/2/2015)
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on controlling crabgrass.
Emerald Ash Borer Treatment Options Recently Revised
(Posted on 3/26/2015)
The revised publication includes the life stages affected by systemic insecticides, two new professional products and proper use to protect insect pollinators. It also highlights two pesticides that protect the ash tree for two years.
Shop, Learn, Do at Siouxland Garden Show March 27-29
(Posted on 3/25/2015)
The Siouxland Garden Show March 27 - 29 at the Sioux City Convention Center, Sioux City is a garden party with something for everyone - speakers, how-to sessions, make-and-take projects and business and organization exhibits.
Yard and Garden: Your Own Asparagus Patch
(Posted on 3/25/2015)
Learn what it takes to have your very own asparagus patch and enjoy this favorite spring vegetable for years.
Acreage Living Newsletter Addresses April Showers, May Flowers and Other Spring Issues
(Posted on 3/24/2015)
Harvesting rainwater, managing thistles, designing outdoor spaces and protecting ponds from too much moss are all topics covered in the recent issue of Acreage Living, a free online newsletter from Small Farm Sustainability at ISU Extension and Outreach.
Yard and Garden: Prepare and Plant Onion Cultivars in Spring
(Posted on 3/18/2015)
In Iowa, onions are a popular garden product, but they do require some special conditions and care to get optimal results. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on onion cultivar varieties and the proper way to plant them.

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