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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Buena Vista County

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County News

July 27, 2018

We had 2 teams participate yesterday at the Plymouth County Fair! The senior team placed 4th overall out of 14 teams. Paige Roberts also placed 1st out of 45 participants yesterday! The junior team learned a lot and had a great day in their first competition! Last week the team of Paige, Lexi, and Jake Roberts with Sam Peters placed 1st at the Cherokee County Fair! Their trophy is currently placed in the office to show the county! Thank you for representing Buena Vista County and congratulations on your successes!

June 22, 2018

AMES, Iowa — While the ornamental crabapple tree is a common landscaping choice for homeowners, it is not unusual for trees to fall prey to an array of diseases and pests. Fungus problems are common.

June 22, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa – A destructive pest of ash trees has now been confirmed in Buchanan, Hamilton, Hardin and Pottawattamie counties. The emerald ash borer, an exotic pest from Asia, was first found in Iowa in 2010 and has now been detected in 61 Iowa counties. 

June 13, 2018
CONGRATULATIONS to Lily Peterson, Dalton Lullmann, Tanner Snyder, Thomas Demers, Grace Jesse, and Danielle Boettcher who have each been awarded a $500 Scholarship from the BV County 4-H Endowment!  
June 7, 2018

Fresh strawberries are a favorite of almost everyone. Strawberries are relatively easy to grow and are hardy throughout Iowa. There are basically three types of strawberries – June-bearers, everbearing strawberry and day-neutral cultivars. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about keeping strawberry plantings productive. To have additional questions answered, contact Hortline at hortline@iastate.edu or call 515-294-3108.


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Horticulture Meets Citizenship at Soldier Garden

4-H youth are learning about horticulture, history, farming practices and citizenship in the Soldier Garden at the Fort Museum in Fort Dodge. 4-H’ers have planted and are taking care of the garden with guidance from ISU Extension and Outreach Master Gardeners.

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