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Emerald Ash Borer Discovered in Cerro Gordo and Webster Counties

Current News - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 14:29
The invasive emerald ash borer has been detected for the first time in Cerro Gordo and Webster counties. This exotic pest that attacks and kills ash tree species has now been confirmed in 73 Iowa counties.

Garden and Green Bean Safety: Serve Up Fresh Produce, Not Foodborne Illness

Current News - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 07:57
As gardeners begin to harvest their bounty, they should consider these food safety tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Bagworms Are Not Worms, But They Are in a Bag

Current News - Mon, 06/29/2020 - 12:04
Learn about a common pest called the evergreen bagworm in these two videos from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Yard and Garden: Minor Insect Pests of Trees

Current News - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 14:15
Horticulture specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer advice on controlling minor insect pests of trees.

Restrictions on Farmers Markets Eased by Governor

Current News - Wed, 06/24/2020 - 14:55
Gov. Kim Reynolds has modified the state’s Public Health Emergency Declaration as it pertains to farmers markets. The June 10, 2020, proclamation allows farmers markets to continue operating, but previous restrictions have been modified.

Yard and Garden: Poor Fruit Set in the Vegetable Garden

Current News - Fri, 06/19/2020 - 11:21
A horticulture specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers advice on fruit set issues.

Maintain Your Garden and Your Fruit with These Helpful Tips

Current News - Wed, 06/10/2020 - 09:44
Horticulture and nutrition and wellness specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explain how to maintain a garden and safely freeze fruit.

Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Week Is June 22-26

Current News - Mon, 06/08/2020 - 16:15
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has designated June 22-26, 2020, as Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Week.

Yard and Garden: Leaf Drop on Trees

Current News - Fri, 06/05/2020 - 15:54
A horticulture specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers some advice regarding tree leaf drop.

Videos Provide Education on Unsightly Tree Diseases

Current News - Fri, 06/05/2020 - 15:05
Learn about how to control tree diseases with new videos by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Yard and Garden: Care of Newly Planted Trees

Current News - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 14:56
Learn how to water and care for recently planted trees, with tips from an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturist.

Mother Knows Best: Eat Your Veggies

Current News - Wed, 05/27/2020 - 10:13
In this week’s edition of the Sow, Grow, Eat, and Keep video series by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, horticulture and nutrition and wellness experts take a look at vegetables.

Yard and Garden: Planting Tomatoes

Current News - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 14:35
Horticulture specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer tips on growing tomatoes.

Container Gardens Give Small Gardens Big Benefits

Current News - Wed, 05/20/2020 - 09:30
Container gardens offer many opportunities for the home gardener. Learn more in this week's  “Sow, Grow, Eat and Keep” video from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Gardening While Isolated: Transplanting and Fertilizing Your Seedlings

Current News - Tue, 05/19/2020 - 11:53
Horticulture specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach describe the best options for transplanting and fertilizing seedlings.

Preserve Summer Bounty with Food Preservation 101 Virtual Course

Current News - Mon, 05/18/2020 - 11:17
Preserving your garden’s summer bounty is a great way to enjoy home-grown produce year round – as long as you don’t serve food borne illness with your home preserved foods. To help Iowans safely preserve foods, ISU Extension and Outreach is hosting a virtual Food Preservation 101 course.

Farm to School and Early Care Conference Goes Virtual

Current News - Mon, 05/18/2020 - 09:37
Registration is open for the virtual version of this year's Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Conference.

Restrictions on Farmers Markets Continue through May 27

Current News - Fri, 05/15/2020 - 13:26
Social distancing and other restrictions must continue at farmers markets.

Learn How to Plant a Container-Grown Tree

Current News - Fri, 05/15/2020 - 09:11
Get tips and recommendations for planting container-grown trees in this new video from the Integrated Pest Management program with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Yard and Garden: Weeding and Watering Are Necessary Chores

Current News - Thu, 05/14/2020 - 15:50
Remember to keep up with chores like weeding and watering, note horticulture specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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