Horticulture News Releases: Grapes, Hops and Fall Lawn Care

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Getting the Most Out of Your Grape Crop


Grapes are a delicious and nutritious part of any garden, but there are variables involved when properly harvesting and storing them. See the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Yard & Garden news release from August 20, 2015 for tips on how to get the most out of your grape harvest. 


New Research Project on Growing Hops


Growing interest in commercial production of hops (Humulus lupulus) in Iowa has led to a new research project at the ISU Horticulture Research Station north of Ames.  The one-acre planting required an 18-foot high trellis system and nearly 1,000 plants.  Read more about the hops and the new research project in the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Yard & Garden news release from August 18, 2015.  


Properly Aerating Lawns


Aeration is an important part of lawn care, but take care to aerate properly and at the correct time of the year. See the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Yard & Garden news release from August 12, 2015 for tips on the proper way to aerate a yard.  

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