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Yard and Garden: Damage Caused by Freezing Temperatures

April 13, 2012, 9:57 am | Richard Jauron, Willy Klein

Early spring weather sped up plant, tree and shrub growth, making them vulnerable to several nights of cold temperatures this week. Fruit plants and trees were especially hard hit by freezing temperatures. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulture specialists have received many questions from gardeners concerned about damage to plants and trees. Read more about Yard and Garden: Damage Caused by Freezing Temperatures

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Iowa Environmental Mesonet Data Used by Thousands Every Day

September 30, 2013, 9:52 am | Daryl Herzmann, Willy Klein, Elwynn Taylor

The network of computers that make up the Iowa Environmental Mesonet gathers, collects, disseminates and archives weather observation data under the management of Daryl Herzmann. Thousands of people and computers access the information each day — including the National Weather Service. Read more about Iowa Environmental Mesonet Data Used by Thousands Every Day

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Yard and Garden: Balancing Landscape Plants and Deicing Salts

December 14, 2016, 4:25 pm | Richard Jauron, Greg Wallace

Winter is here, and with it comes inclement, icy, snowy weather. Many Iowans use deicing salts to rid their properties of snow and ice, and deicing trucks and snowplows also spread chemicals on roads and streets. But these chemicals can have a negative effect on landscape plants. Read more about Yard and Garden: Balancing Landscape Plants and Deicing Salts

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Yard and Garden: Handling Indoor Plants and Trees during Winter

January 5, 2017, 10:19 am | Richard Jauron, Greg Wallace

Winter is here, and the weather outside is cold and unhospitable for many plants and trees. However, it’s a great time to begin new indoor-friendly plants and trees that can benefit from warmer indoor temperatures and winter sunlight. Read more about Yard and Garden: Handling Indoor Plants and Trees during Winter

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Yard and Garden: Germinating and Growing Seedlings Indoors during Winter

January 18, 2017, 11:54 am | Richard Jauron, Greg Wallace

With winter’s cold and ice here, spring planting might not exactly be front-of-mind. But this is a perfect time to get a jump start on spring by germinating and starting seedlings indoors, which later can be transplanted outside for optimal growth during warmer weather. Read more about Yard and Garden: Germinating and Growing Seedlings Indoors during Winter

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