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  • Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 5:00pm

    Absolutely one of the best cabbages I have ever had the privilege to judge! Grown, harvested, and displayed by a 4-H youth...way to go!! #horticulture #iowastatefairthrills #cabbage #4H #iowa365
  • Friday, August 11, 2017 - 8:33am

    The flower, fruit, and vegetable exhibits in the Agriculture Building at the Iowa State Fair are incredible! The diversity of species will amaze and thrill you! #horticulture #iowastatefair #iowaagriculture #flowerdisplay #fruitdisplay #vegetabledisplay #iowa365 #iowa
  • Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 7:07pm

    Love this golden glory zucchini from the ISU Home Demonstration Garden. The color makes it easy to see for harvest - so fewer fruits get to baseball bat size!! #horticulture #zucchini #summersquash #homedemonstrationgarden
  • Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 9:38am

    Coneflower Crazy today. Enjoy your day! #horticulture #echinacea #coneflower
  • Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 11:02am

    Have you ever heard of the straw test to determine if a watermelon is ripe? If the straw from a broom spins after resting on the melon - the melon is supposed to be ripe and ready to eat. We tested this theory last night at the Home Demonstration Garden Field Day at the Armstrong Research Farm. The straw rotated, but when we cut open the melon it wasn't ripe. Time for a new technique! #watermelon #horticulture #gardenmyths

Iowa State University Department of Horticulture

Iowa State University Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology

Iowa State University Department of Entomology

Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic