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Food Safety Training Available for Home-based Vendors and Farmers Markets

Fri, 06/17/2022 - 10:45
Since joining Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in 2015, Shannon Coleman has worked diligently to help educate and train Iowans who sell food to the public, about what they need to know.

Yard and Garden: Growing Lilies in Iowa

Fri, 06/17/2022 - 10:10
Horticulturalists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about growing lilies in your garden.

Yard and Garden: Staking Tomatoes

Mon, 06/13/2022 - 10:31
Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about the options for home gardeners to train and stake their tomatoes.

Carpenter Ants Can Be a Sign of a Bigger Problem

Thu, 06/02/2022 - 08:50
In a recent publication called “Carpenter Ants and Their Control,” Donald Lewis, professor and extension entomologist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, explains how to identify and control these ants.

Dickinson County Receives Master Gardener Search for Excellence Award

Tue, 05/31/2022 - 10:09
Master Gardener volunteers from Dickinson County have received the Search for Excellence Award from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Yard and Garden: Growing Sweet Potato in Iowa

Fri, 05/27/2022 - 10:26
In this week’s Yard and Garden article, horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about growing sweet potato.

Fall Master Gardener Training Offered as Hybrid Course

Fri, 05/27/2022 - 09:20
Iowans interested in completing Master Gardener training this fall can register with one of 66 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county offices.

'Garden Variety' Podcast to Feature Horticulture Experts on Iowa Public Radio

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 14:09
A new podcast by Iowa Public Radio and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach focuses on issues impacting gardeners across the Midwest.

Yard and Garden: Growing Petunias

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 14:05
In this yard and garden article, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists answer questions about growing petunias in your landscape.

Emerald Ash Borer Discovered in Dickinson and Humboldt Counties

Fri, 05/13/2022 - 11:00
Emerald ash borer has been found in Dickinson and Humboldt counties for the first time. The invasive, ash tree-killing insect from Asia has now been confirmed in all but eight of Iowa’s 99 counties since its original detection in 2010.

Yard and Garden: Growing Okra in Iowa

Fri, 05/13/2022 - 10:47
Okra can be successfully grown in Iowa and other Midwestern states, according to horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Plant Iowa Beautiful Project Builds Pollinator Habitats in 10 Iowa Counties

Wed, 05/11/2022 - 08:47
The Plant Iowa Beautiful project will build pollinator habitats in 10 counties across Iowa this year. Locations include Cerro Gordo, Jasper, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lee, Lucas, Marshall, Story, Washington and Winneshiek counties. Keep Iowa Beautiful and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, with support from the Alliant Energy Foundation, announced the project May 10.

Yard and Garden: Lilacs for the Landscape

Mon, 05/09/2022 - 08:57
Horticulture specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer common questions about growing lilacs in the landscape.

Yard and Garden: Planting Perennial Vegetables

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 13:22
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on suitable locations, good varieties and proper planting of asparagus, rhubarb and horseradish in Iowa.

Advice for Choosing a Professional Arborist

Thu, 04/28/2022 - 11:11
Jeff Iles, horticulture specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, offers advice on when to hire an arborist.

Yard and Garden: Annuals for Shade

Fri, 04/22/2022 - 13:40
Although most annuals prefer several hours of direct sunlight for maximum growth and bloom, a few prefer the darker corners of the garden. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists answer questions about the annual plants that can be grown in the shady spots of the landscape in Iowa.

Publications Highlight Various Perennials and Annuals to Enjoy

Thu, 04/14/2022 - 11:53
Newly updated flower publications from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach address advice for optimal success in the garden.

Techniques for Managing Frost in Vegetable and Fruit Crops

Thu, 04/07/2022 - 08:14
A vegetable production specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach discusses the different options producers can choose for managing and mitigating frost damage.

Yard and Garden: Spring Blooms for the Landscape

Fri, 04/01/2022 - 10:18
Consumer horticulture specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answers common questions about spring blooms.

Emerald Ash Borer Discovered in 3 More Iowa Counties

Mon, 03/21/2022 - 10:54
Emerald ash borer has been found in Clay, Hancock and O’Brein counties for the first time. The invasive, ash tree-killing insect from Asia has now been confirmed in all but 10 of Iowa’s 99 counties since its original detection in 2010.

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