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Yard and Garden: When Potatoes Have Skin Problems

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 11:53
The edible part of the potato is the underground swollen stem known as a tuber – which varies in size, shape, color, storability and culinary uses according to cultivar. ISU Extension and Outreach horticulturists explain potential potato skin problems and management of the issues causing them.

Turfgrass Field and Demo Day Set for Sept. 11

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 13:26
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Turfgrass Institute will host their annual Iowa Turfgrass Field and Demo Day on Sept. 11 at the Iowa State Horticulture Research Station near Ames.

Emerald Ash Borer Discovered in 3 More Iowa Counties

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 09:38
The emerald ash borer, an invasive pest from Asia, has been discovered in Crawford, Delaware and Page counties. EAB has now been detected in 64 Iowa counties where it bores into ash trees and feeds on tissues beneath the bark, ultimately killing the tree.

Yard and Garden: When the Lawn Is Orange or Brown

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 10:02
There are challenges to keeping Iowa lawns green throughout the summer. This week Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists address issues that add undesirable color to lawns – specifically yellowish orange and brown.