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Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 09:42

As homeowners enjoy the shade from their maple trees, they may notice something strange on the leaves or branches. Horticulturists from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about galls, fungi and scale that may appear on maples.

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 10:18

Gardens are potentially excellent sources for fresh produce which can be harvested, enjoyed and saved for year-round use. However, they need special care and watering to create a bountiful harvest of vegetables, especially in the hot summer months.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 16:33

Crabapple trees come in many cultivars and are often excellent additions to a home landscape. However, they can be susceptible to issues that can be tough to decode, just like many other trees.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 16:05

The Iowa State University Department of Horticulture will be hosting an open house to provide information and stimulate discussion about hop production in the state of Iowa.

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 14:08

Officially, summer doesn’t begin until June 21, but Memorial Day marked the unofficial start of summer. With it comes the need for lawn care. It can be hot, sweaty work, but there’s no questioning its necessity.

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 09:42

The Iowa State University Department of Horticulture is offering a workshop on fruit spraying June 28 in Ames. The in-depth course will provide producers with information on sprayer designs, nozzle selection and sprayer calibration, which will help improve pesticide use in their orchards or vineyards.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 08:19

Emerald ash borer has been positively identified from a tree in central rural Louisa County. This exotic pest kills several species of ash and is considered one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America. Iowa now has 32 counties with confirmed infestations.  

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 14:13

Field days provide opportunity for gardeners to learn about year’s garden themes - donating produce to food banks and planting for pollinators. 

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 13:57

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach food safety specialists will be providing free agricultural water food safety testing for up to 100 hobby gardeners and very small fruit and vegetable producers in Iowa for an upcoming ISU Extension and Outreach research project.