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Lina Rodriguez Salamanca
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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a three-hour class for anyone interested in being certified to sell morel mushrooms legally within the state of Iowa. The workshop will be held on three consecutive Saturdays in April on the Iowa State University campus.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer a pair of training classes for anyone interested in being certified to sell morel mushrooms legally within the state of Iowa.
A workshop for morel mushroom certification will be offered March 30 and April 6 on the Iowa State campus, Ames. To legally sell morel mushrooms in Iowa, sellers must complete a certification workshop that covers identifying morels and false morels. Registration is $50 per person.
Pesticides and other lawn and garden chemicals should be applied in a way that is safe for both the applicator and the environment. A new publication from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach compares the toxicity of common lawn, garden and ornamental chemicals used to control insects, weeds and pathogens in Iowa.
Flooding throughout Iowa this spring has damaged farm land, public parks and recreational spots, and has caused increased pressures on drainage systems. These conditions can impact this season’s morel mushroom hunting.
Homeowners, gardeners and landscape managers are advised to be on alert for diseased rhododendrons. A total of six Midwestern states have confirmed Sudden Oak Death (SOD) in rhododendron plants that were shipped to retail nurseries across the region.
The Great Plains Growers Conference will be held Jan. 9-11 in St. Joseph, Missouri. The conference will include information on organic, greenhouse and conventional fruit and vegetable production, cut flowers, honeybees and new this year – industrial hemp.