In this week’s Yard and Garden article, horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explain how to control broadleaf weeds at home.
Emerald ash borer has been discovered in Mitchell County for the first time. Since its original detection in 2010, the invasive, ash tree-killing insect from Asia has now been confirmed in all but six of Iowa’s 99 counties.
Mums offer gardeners a wide range of colors and flower forms and only require moderate levels of maintenance. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer tips on growing and caring so you can get the most enjoyment out of fall mums.
The seventh annual Greenhouse Short Course, Sept. 15 at Reiman Gardens at Iowa State University, provides in-depth information on greenhouse crop production. Registration is open to all greenhouse growers, including commercial, public and research sectors.
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.
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.
Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer advice on selecting and planting great perennials with late-season bloom.
Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer frequently asked questions about the diseases commonly found in Iowa perennial gardens.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists answer common questions about selecting the best plants to grow in the shade and the care recommendations you need to create great shade gardens.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, along with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, recognize the importance of fruits and vegetables to the state's economy and the nutritional value specialty crops provide.