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Yard and Garden News

Yard and Garden: Successfully Maintaining Summer Fruit and Vegetable Plants
(Posted on 7/1/2015)
The summer months are the perfect time to enjoy homegrown fruits. With varying weather and temperature, maintaining a healthy fruit plant can sometimes be a struggle. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on how to properly maintain fruit plants in the summer months to ensure high fruit production.
Yard and Garden: Dealing with Tree Abnormalities
(Posted on 6/25/2015)
Knowing how to properly care for trees and how to identify harmful tree abnormalities is a great skill for all tree owners to have. However, not all tree abnormalities are harmful. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach identify some tree abnormalities and explain what exactly they are.
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Poweshiek County, Iowa
(Posted on 6/22/2015)
A new detection of emerald ash borer has been positively identified after a larva sample was collected from a city-owned tree in Grinnell on June 16, 2015. This brings the total of confirmed infested counties to 25 since EAB was first discovered in Iowa in 2010. This beetle kills ash tree species.
Yard and Garden: Keeping Roses Healthy
(Posted on 6/17/2015)
Several common disease problems can damage a rose’s natural beauty. Disease organisms can cause unsightly leaves, reduced flower production and result in the death of leaves or even the entire plant. Follow these tips to keep roses healthy and protected from these diseases.
Master Gardener Conference to Feature Popular Gardening Authors
(Posted on 6/16/2015)
The International Master Gardener Conference Sept. 22–25 has the theme “Horticultural Horizons in the Heartland” and will explore ways to introduce plants and animals native to the Midwest into home gardens.