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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering fruit tree grafting workshops on March 28, March 29, April 6 and April 7. Participants will hear a presentation on why and how to graft fruit trees by commercial horticulture specialist, Patrick O’Malley and take part in a hands-on apple tree grafting demonstration.
ISU Extension and Outreach is offering workshops on fruit tree management focused primarily on tree pruning and branch training March 20-22. Participants will learn best practices and techniques for pruning and training fruit-bearing trees for peak performance.
Patrick O’Malley, commercial horticulture specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach, explains the planting and growing of Chinese chestnuts in the November-December edition of the Acreage Living Newsletter.
Horticulture specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer advice on caring for rhubarb.
Several species of trees in Iowa produce edible nuts, which can be cheaply and readily harvested. Patrick O’Malley, commercial horticulture specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, offers basic guidance on how to collect common tree nuts in Iowa.
Collecting tree seeds is a way to promote native biodiversity and even make extra cash. Horticulture specialist Patrick O’Malley with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explains the options for collecting and planting tree nuts in Iowa.