Lexi Marek

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship


Articles by this author

Emerald ash borer has been confirmed for the first time in Cass County. This most recent discovery involved a private property site in rural Massena. Since the first Iowa detection in 2010, the invasive, tree-killing pest has spread to 66 Iowa counties.

By: Lexi Marek and Julie Tack and Laura Sternweis

The annual report provides progress updates on point source and nonpoint source efforts to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus loads leaving the state.

By: Brian Meyer and Lexi Marek and Alex Murphy