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Monday, June 22, 2015 - 09:23

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.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 14:28

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.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 08:58

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.

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 10:49

Azaleas and rhododendrons are spectacular flowering shrubs that can brighten any yard or garden. Even though there are many species of azaleas and rhododendrons, only a small number can successfully be grown in Iowa. Here are some tips from horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach showing what steps to take to ensure successfully grown azaleas and rhododendrons.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 09:12

Become an Iowa Master Gardener by completing the core training course this fall at a local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach office.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 09:11

Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified in Davenport and central rural Davis County, bringing the total of confirmed counties to 24 since it was first detected in Iowa back in 2010. This insect  kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America.

Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 14:26

A June-bearing strawberry planting can be productive for several years if the bed is given the right care. These tips from horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach help keep June-bearing strawberry plantings productive for many years.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 09:41

Bearded iris is among the most elegant, and easy to grow, flowers of spring. Follow these tips from horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to maintain a colorful, attractive iris planting.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 11:35

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists discuss rhubarb flowering and stalk condition and offer harvesting tips.