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Yard and Garden: Caring for Newly Planted Trees through Winter

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 11:25

Newly planted trees can eventually add great color and valuable cover to any landscape. But winter’s harsh conditions can hamper, delay or completely derail their development.

Yard and Garden: Proper Timing, Planting and Care for Daffodil Cultivars

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 12:14

Fall can be a great time to plant multiple types of spring-flowering bulbs, and daffodils are an excellent choice. However, several steps must be followed to ensure their success in spring. What needs to be done?

Yard and Garden: Timing and Applying Broadleaf Lawn Herbicides

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 04:08

Fall is an excellent time to apply broadleaf herbicides to lawns, but take care to do it properly and effectively. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists can help answer questions about the right time and methods

ISU Extension and Outreach Annual Turfgrass Field Day Is Sept. 12

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 10:37

The Iowa State University Horticulture Research Station will host the Iowa Turfgrass Field and Demonstration Day Sept. 12. The event will offer information and training for turfgrass management on golf courses, sports fields, and home lawns and landscapes.

Iowa State University Horticulture Research Station to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 08:16

The 50th anniversary of Iowa State University’s Horticulture Research Station will be celebrated Sept. 16 at the farm near Ames.

Yard and Garden: Proper Care of Reblooming Fall Plants

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 11:16

Summer is winding down and fall is almost here. That means it’s time to start focusing on plants that rebloom during colder months, like the amaryllis or the Christmas cactus. They often require specialized care to reach their full potential.

Yard and Garden: Germinating Seeds For Future Growth

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 04:59

As fall approaches, it’s time to start thinking about germinating seeds for the upcoming growing season. Starting them outdoors and then transferring inside can lead to good results. How can this be accomplished?

Tree Steward Program to Train Community Members

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 04:10

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is reviving its Community Tree Steward program, a seven-meeting course designed to train community members on proper selection, care and maintenance of trees.

Yard and Garden: How to Overseed a Lawn

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 04:43

Overseeding is one way to improve an existing lawn that is in poor condition. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on how to overseed, what seed to use and how to ensure good germination.

Yard and Garden: Successfully Growing Grapes In Iowa

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 03:39

Home gardeners can successfully grow grapes in Iowa’s climate. Grapes can flourish in a backyard garden or a vineyard, but obstacles like insects and knowing the proper harvest time can keep them from reaching their full potential.

New Emerald Ash Borer Resources Available from ISU Extension and Outreach Forestry Program

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 04:29

New forestry resources are available from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to assist with emerald ash borer management decisions. ISU Extension and Outreach has released three new publications to assist in making informed decisions about hiring arborists and selecting replacement trees.

Yard and Garden: Harvesting Tree Fruits

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 09:02

Fruit trees can provide an abundance of nutritious, high quality, fresh fruit during the growing season. However, it can be difficult to know when to harvest fruit such as plums, apricots and peaches for full flavor and value.

Yard and Garden: Handling Problems With Landscape Trees

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 05:58

Trees add value and beauty to any landscape, and can provide shade, protection and much more. When they’re afflicted with unknown ailments, there’s natural reason for concern.

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Ringgold County

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 04:27

An invasive beetle that kills ash trees, the emerald ash borer, has been confirmed in Ringgold County, making it the 52nd county in Iowa where this highly destructive insect has been found.

Catch the How-to Video Series "UKNOW: Aquaponics"

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 04:32

The videos, part of the UNKNOW How-to series from ISU Extension and Outreach, are designed as an introduction for people who want to get into aquaponics.

Iowa State University’s Muscatine Island Research Farm Field Day Set for Aug. 15

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 08:04

Research on corn, soybeans and vegetables will be featured Aug. 15 during a field day at the Iowa State University’s Muscatine Island Research and Demonstration Farm.

Protect Your Acreage with these Security Tips

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 05:04

Safety on an acreage is the topic of the article “Security for your Acreage,” featured in July’s issue of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Acreage Living Newsletter.

Protect Your Acreage with these Security Tips

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 05:04

Safety on an acreage is the topic of the article “Security for your Acreage,” featured in July’s issue of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Acreage Living Newsletter.

Yard and Garden: Harvesting, Drying and Storing Onions

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 05:52

Onions are a common part of garden crops across Iowa, but harvesting, drying and storing them can come with difficulties for the uninitiated. How can these issues be avoided?

Yard and Garden: Harvesting, Drying and Storing Onions

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 05:52

Onions are a common part of garden crops across Iowa, but harvesting, drying and storing them can come with difficulties for the uninitiated. How can these issues be avoided?

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