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Yard and Garden: When Sawfly Larvae Visit the Garden

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 08:52
Horticulturists tell us that several common sawflies found in Iowa are bothersome to gardeners. Sawfly larvae look like caterpillars and feed on leaves like caterpillars, but sawflies are wasps.

Vegetable Growers Also Face Flooding Issues

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 13:22
Although specialty crops were not yet planted when flooding occurred this spring, crops could still be at risk from chemical and biological contaminants. An article in the May edition of Acreage Living has more information.

Broccoli Production Field Day Planned in Iowa

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 13:00
Iowans who want to know more about growing broccoli should consider attending the Broccoli Production Field Day, June 4 at the Iowa State University Horticulture Research Station.

Yard and Garden: Growing Garden Peonies

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 08:23
The garden peony is a popular, long-lived perennial that provides abundant flowers in spring and attractive foliage throughout the growing season. If given a good site and proper care, an established peony will flower for many years.

Produce Safety Training for Volunteers

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 12:01
To help keep Iowans safe, the ISU Extension and Outreach food safety team is offering Safe Produce for Donation workshops in five locations this summer.

Yard and Garden: Removing Moss from Lawns

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 09:00
Iowa’s plentiful rainfall the last 18 months contributes to growth of moss infestations in lawns. Horticulturists with ISU Extension and Outreach tell how to eradicate moss for home lawns.

Yard and Garden: Impatiens Brighten Gardens

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 13:16
Impatiens are a bright, cheerful annual that gardeners use to light up dark and shady areas of the yard and garden. Knowing a few things about impatiens care makes them quite easy to grow.

Yard and Garden: Weed Control in Small Fruits

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 10:45
Weeds compete with small fruit plants for the elements needed to grow and produce fruit, which means gardeners need to be diligent about weed control.

Buchanan County Master Gardeners Receive Excellence Award

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 10:18
The Buchanan County Master Gardeners were named the 2019 recipient of the Search for Excellence Award, an ISU Extension and Outreach award that recognizes Master Gardener projects that have made an impactful and innovative difference in Iowa communities.

Use Caution When Morel Mushroom Hunting in Flooded Areas

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 11:17
Flooding throughout Iowa this spring has damaged farm land, public parks and recreational spots, and has caused increased pressures on drainage systems. These conditions can impact this season’s morel mushroom hunting.

Use Caution When Morel Mushroom Hunting in Flooded Areas

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 11:17
Flooding throughout Iowa this spring has damaged farm land, public parks and recreational spots, and has caused increased pressures on drainage systems. These conditions can impact this season’s morel mushroom hunting.

Master Gardeners Plan Three Summer Webcasts

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:55
Just in time for the summer growing season, the Master Gardener Program with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer three, one-hour educational webcasts.

Yard and Garden: Vegetable and Flower Transplants

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:40
Consider these tips from Iowa State University horticulturists to help ensure a successful start to the gardening season.

Compare Toxicity in Lawn and Garden Chemicals

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 08:54
Pesticides and other lawn and garden chemicals should be applied in a way that is safe for both the applicator and the environment. A new publication from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach compares the toxicity of common lawn, garden and ornamental chemicals used to control insects, weeds and pathogens in Iowa.

Yard and Garden: When Tulips and Daffodils No Longer Bloom

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 15:39
When their tulips and daffodils no longer bloom, many gardeners wonder why. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer guidance on what to do when these spring favorites fail to flower.

Yard and Garden: Planting Potatoes

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 16:44
The flavor of homegrown potatoes is well worth the effort. Select a variety that grows well in Iowa and has the characteristics you desire, then follow these planting tips.

Yard and Garden: Pre-emergence Crabgrass Control

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 10:08
Proper application material and timing will yield desired results when it comes to crabgrass control. Iowa State horticulturists offer tips on use of preemergence herbicides and non-chemical products to prevent crabgrass seed germination.

Provide a Home for Birds with Woodworking for Wildlife Publications

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 09:14
A backyard project doesn’t have to be all-encompassing and grand to have a large impact on wildlife. That is the message Adam Janke works to convey in his “Woodworking for Wildlife” publication series.

Yard and Garden: Planting Strawberries

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 16:00
The three types of strawberries grown in Iowa home gardens differ in growth, flowering and fruiting characteristics. The best time to plant all three types is early spring.

Registration Open for Fall Master Gardener Training

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 09:42
Celebrating its 40th year in Iowa, the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program will hold its core training sessions this fall for individuals interested in becoming Master Gardener volunteers.

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