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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.
Yard and Garden: Avoid Problems with Stored Produce
(Posted on 1/22/2015)
Sometimes issues crop up with produce storage, leading to disappointment. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach on how to avoid produce storage problems.
Yard and Garden: Add Butterfly Weed to Spring Landscape Plans
(Posted on 1/14/2015)
When temperatures are cold outside, it’s the perfect time to plan spring plantings. Include butterfly weed, a pretty, low maintenance perennial, in those plans to add significant beauty and value to a lawn. For maximum growth and beauty, specific growing procedures should be followed.
Yard and Garden: Take Care of Indoor Plants during Winter
(Posted on 1/7/2015)
With cold weather and snow outside, it's a good time to focus on indoor plants. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips for keeping indoor plants healthy during winter.
Winter Webinar Series Offered for Master Gardeners
(Posted on 12/31/2014)
The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program will explore how Master Gardeners support local food systems during a winter webinar series.
Yard and Garden: Protect Landscape Against Winter Deicing Chemicals
(Posted on 12/23/2014)
Life keeps rolling in winter, which means the application of deicing salt and other measures to keep roads open and prevent slickness and falls on hard outdoor surfaces. Unfortunately, these measures can have negative effects on landscapes.
Yard and Garden: Safely Handle Fresh-cut Christmas Trees
(Posted on 12/17/2014)
Live, fresh-cut Christmas trees can add life and vibrancy to any home at this time of year. But they do come with some issues which should be addressed for maximum enjoyment and safety.

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