Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:22
Spring is here, and hostas are a popular part of outdoor landscaping plans. They are easy to grow, but certain steps in planting and dividing them must be followed in order to ensure optimal performance.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 14:19
Although snow is on the ground in much of Iowa, spring is upon us. It’s time to think about planting gardens, but before that happens, proper care must be taken to ensure the soil is ready for growth. That means fertilizing soil, testing it and, perhaps, applying materials like lime.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 13:54
How to care for a lawn and set it up for success throughout the spring, summer and fall is the subject of an article in the March edition of the Small Farm Sustainability newsletter. The March issue also discusses beef cattle production, acreage ponds, prescribed burns, and pruning trees and shrubs.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 12:06
A series of workshops covering sustainable hop production will help individuals interested in growing hops learn more about its production. The ISU Extension and Outreach series will be offered throughout 2017.
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 14:00
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has relaunched its Horticulture and Home Pest News website, providing a one-stop location for yard and garden information.
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 09:53
The emerald ash borer, an exotic species of beetle that attacks and decimates ash trees, has been confirmed in Greene and Wayne counties. Native to Asia, EAB has now made its way to 43 counties in Iowa.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 15:11
Spring planting season is upon us, and it’s time to think about how those gardens will be populated with vegetables that will yield a bountiful harvest later in the year. All vegetables have an optimal planting time that helps them properly mature and maximize their potential.
Monday, March 6, 2017 - 10:22
Individuals interested in becoming Master Gardeners may now register for the training session being offered this fall. Registration must be made by Sept. 1.
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 10:28
Two eastern Iowa fruit and vegetable farmers will host events that will offer informative discussions and time to meet other farmers over a cup of coffee. The meet-ups in Donnellson and Solon are free and open to all fruit and vegetable growers.
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 10:06
Three workshops will be held to help extension staff, county horticulturists, local food coordinators, industry representatives and growers learn to manage common challenges in high tunnels while also discussing new advances in high tunnel production.