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Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 10:27

It might not quite feel like it yet, but spring is just around the corner in Iowa. With it comes preparation for spring planting and flowers. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on the right time to remove mulch and soil that protected flowers during harsh winter conditions.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 11:46

Pruning is the selective removal of specific plant parts for the benefit of the whole plant. Pruning shows both the art and science of horticulture. Knowing exactly when to prune is essential when taking care of shrubs to ensure a successful growth.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 12:31

With spring just around the corner, fruit tree owners should start to think about the care of their trees and this year’s fruit crop. The key to a good fruit set is to provide conditions favorable for flower bud formation, survival and pollination. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach share tips and practices that improve a tree’s ability to begin and continue to bear fruit.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 09:39

Emerald ash borer, a tree-killing pest of ash trees, has been confirmed in Iowa City. The discovery was made on the University of Iowa campus.

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 10:21

With snow covering the ground across much of Iowa, the current winter climate isn’t hospitable for outdoor growth of flowers. But it’s the perfect time to prepare for spring by forcing bulbs indoors. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on which plants work best with this method.

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 14:19

Techniques of proper planting and termination, advantages and challenges of specific crops and cover crop species are discussed in a new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication.

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 10:21

Trees add value to the landscape, so homeowners may become concerned when their trees develop unusual growths. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists explain what causes some of these growths.

Friday, January 22, 2016 - 16:33

The 60th Annual Iowa State University Shade Tree Short Course, Glass is Half Full: A Call for Optimism, will be Feb. 23 - 25, 2016 at the Scheman Building at Iowa State University in Ames.

Friday, January 22, 2016 - 14:27

Growing quality transplants will be the topic of a day-long Iowa State University Extension and Outreach workshop Feb. 18 in Fort Dodge, Iowa.