Propagating houseplants is usually an easy leaf cutting procedure. However some houseplants require techniques such as air layering and cane cuttings to successfully start new plants.
Researchers have confirmed that Iowa isolates of the pathogen that causes frogeye leaf spot of soybean have shown resistance to quinone outside inhibitor (QoI, strobilurin) fungicides.
A team of Harrison County farmers, landowners, agronomists, crop advisers, bankers, seed and chemical company representatives, and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists are addressing the increasing threat of herbicide resistant weeds, including Palmer amaranth.
Iowa gardeners can have an early breath of spring by forcing branches of spring flowering trees and shrubs into bloom. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on forcing blooms indoors.
Giving houseplants special care and attention during winter will help keep them growing and vibrant. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists answer questions about the care of specific houseplants.
Winter is the perfect time to focus on indoor plants. A number of plants thrive indoors and don’t require much attention.
Indoor plants don’t grow as much during the winter, meaning they require less maintenance.
Holly is a decorative and festive part of the holiday season, and quite a few varieties are available. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists discuss the history of this seasonal favorite and offer tips on selecting hollies that perform well in Iowa.
The 2018 Garden Calendar is titled “Celebrating with Plants” and features striking holiday-inspired imagery and stories behind today’s traditions. It is now available.
Onions are a common part of garden crops across Iowa, but harvesting, drying and storing them can come with difficulties for the uninitiated. How can these issues be avoided?