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Yard and Garden: Handling Rhubarb in the Garden
(Posted on 5/20/2015)
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists discuss rhubarb flowering and stalk condition and offer harvesting tips.
August Fruit and Vegetable Field Day to Cover Production and Best Practices
(Posted on 5/15/2015)
Commercial production topics and practices will be featured at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 2015 Fruit and Vegetable Field Day on Monday, Aug. 10 at the ISU Horticulture Research Station, near Ames.
Yard and Garden: Shade Loving Plants
(Posted on 5/13/2015)
Gardening in the shade is cool and calming. When the right palette of plants is used, it can be successful as well. Hostas aren't the only perennials that thrive in shady conditions.
Yard and Garden: Caring for Daffodil Plants
(Posted on 5/6/2015)
Daffodils make any garden or flower bed more beautiful, but like many plants, care must be taken to optimize their production and life in any garden.
Be an Early Bird; Catch the International Master Gardener’s Conference in Council Bluffs
(Posted on 5/4/2015)
The International Master Gardener Conference, co-hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension, will be Sept. 22-25 at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs.
Summer Webinars Help Gardeners Grow in Knowledge
(Posted on 4/30/2015)
Gardeners have the opportunity this summer to learn about theme gardens, planting trough gardens, water features and conservation, attracting butterflies and bees, and growing herbs.
Yard and Garden: Planting and Caring for Trees
(Posted on 4/30/2015)
Millions of trees are planted in Iowa on both private and public lands. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions related to successful tree planting.
Yard and Garden: Plant Tomatoes in Spring
(Posted on 4/22/2015)
Tomatoes are a popular part of many Iowa gardens, and with spring here, the time to plant them is approaching. But when is too early to plant? Where should they be planted? Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists.
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.

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