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Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 09:52

The fall season brings with it a lot of yard waste and debris. What should be done with it? Try starting a compost pile, which can then be used to enhance soil, garden and plant growth.

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 08:48

Emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle that attacks and kills ash trees, has been confirmed in Adair and Adams counties in Iowa.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 15:18

While farmers work in the fields to harvest their crops, home gardeners can do the same. With luck there’s more than anyone can use in a week or two, which means storage is needed.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 09:52

Adam Janke, assistant professor and extension wildlife specialist at Iowa State University, has authored a publication discussing chronic wasting disease and created a video with additional information about the disease that affects white-tailed deer and other members of the deer family.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 15:31

Entering the growing season, Iowa Master Gardeners and the staff at the seven Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms set a lofty goal of producing 1,500 pounds of vegetables per farm to be donated to Iowa food pantries. They're well on their way to reaching that goal.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 09:43

Fall has arrived in Iowa, but it’s never too early to start thinking about spring flowers. Now is the time to act and prepare for spring-flowering bulbs, be it inside or outside, this fall and winter.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 17:01

Geraniums are beautiful plants which add color and vibrant detail to any landscape. However, they are ill-equipped to survive harsh winter conditions. There is a solution: Geraniums can be taken indoors and overwintered, then replanted in the spring.

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:19

A new publication looks at the small, very small, things in the soil that play a huge role in plant growth and development. The author, Ajay Nair, encourages growers to test soils regularly - preferably in the fall.

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 09:00

Emerald ash borer, a very destructive, exotic insect pest of ash trees, has been confirmed in Iowa County. This finding brings the total to 35 counties in Iowa.