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Horticulture Focus of Fruit and Vegetable Field Day Aug. 7

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 10:50

Iowa State University’s annual Fruit and Vegetable Field Day on Aug. 7 will feature research and demonstration projects on fruit and vegetable production for commercial growers, extension personnel, non-profit organizations and master gardeners.

Horticulture Focus of Fruit and Vegetable Field Day Aug. 7

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 10:50

Iowa State University’s annual Fruit and Vegetable Field Day on Aug. 7 will feature research and demonstration projects on fruit and vegetable production for commercial growers, extension personnel, non-profit organizations and master gardeners.

Monarch Conservation Field Day July 24 at Iowa State University

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 06:46

The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium is hosting a monarch conservation field day July 24 at the Iowa State University Field Extension Education Laboratory near Boone.

Monarch Conservation Field Day July 24 at Iowa State University

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 06:46

The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium is hosting a monarch conservation field day July 24 at the Iowa State University Field Extension Education Laboratory near Boone.

Yard and Garden: Watering Lawns During Hot, Dry Summer Weather

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 03:57

With hot, dry summer weather prevailing over much of Iowa, rain has been at a premium for many lawns. That brings up an important question: is it necessary to water lawns during such weather conditions? And if so, how much?

Yard and Garden: Watering Lawns During Hot, Dry Summer Weather

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 03:57

With hot, dry summer weather prevailing over much of Iowa, rain has been at a premium for many lawns. That brings up an important question: is it necessary to water lawns during such weather conditions? And if so, how much?

Easy Access to Wildlife Experts Available with Online Tool

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 09:00

The wildlife program with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has created a new application to help Iowans find local contacts to help provide answers. The online application  consolidates contact information for natural resource professionals in all corners of the state.

Easy Access to Wildlife Experts Available with Online Tool

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 09:00

The wildlife program with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has created a new application to help Iowans find local contacts to help provide answers. The online application  consolidates contact information for natural resource professionals in all corners of the state.

Yard and Garden: Controlling and Preventing Issues with Japanese Beetles

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 11:25

This summer, Japanese beetles have made their presence known in many parts of Iowa, emerging in mid-June to eat the foliage, fruits and flowers of many different types of plants. It's common to find a horde of a dozen or more beetles at a time. That’s concerning, but how can foliage be protected?

Yard and Garden: Controlling and Preventing Issues with Japanese Beetles

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 11:25

This summer, Japanese beetles have made their presence known in many parts of Iowa, emerging in mid-June to eat the foliage, fruits and flowers of many different types of plants. It's common to find a horde of a dozen or more beetles at a time. That’s concerning, but how can foliage be protected?

Demonstration Garden Field Days Reinforce Produce Donations

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 06:57

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a series of six field days this summer at demonstration gardens across the state. The field days are free and open to the public.

Demonstration Garden Field Days Reinforce Produce Donations

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 06:57

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a series of six field days this summer at demonstration gardens across the state. The field days are free and open to the public.

Yard and Garden: When Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Peppers Don't Set Fruit

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 05:28

Summer is the right time for garden plants to bloom and produce a great harvest, perfect for preparing in the kitchen and enjoying at the dinner table. But when such plants don’t produce fruit, what can a gardener do?

Yard and Garden: When Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Peppers Don't Set Fruit

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 05:28

Summer is the right time for garden plants to bloom and produce a great harvest, perfect for preparing in the kitchen and enjoying at the dinner table. But when such plants don’t produce fruit, what can a gardener do?

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Butler County

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 04:38

The emerald ash borer has been positively identified from a residential tree in Clarksville. Butler County now becomes the 51st county in Iowa where this invasive pest has been confirmed.

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Butler County

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 04:38

The emerald ash borer has been positively identified from a residential tree in Clarksville. Butler County now becomes the 51st county in Iowa where this invasive pest has been confirmed.

Proper Care Can Keep Lawn Healthy During Summer

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 04:47

Taking care of an Iowa lawn during the summer can be a challenge; knowing the best practices can keep a lawn healthy and happy.

Yard and Garden: Dividing Irises

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 06:36

Recommendations for when to divide irises depend on the species. Follow these tips from horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to maintain a colorful, attractive iris planting. To have additional questions answered, contact Hortline at hortline@iastate.edu or call 515-294-3108.

Apple Field Day Will Cover Food Safety Modernization Act

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 04:42

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a field day July 11 that focuses on frost protection of apples using irrigation, sprayer calibration and how the Food Safety Modernization Act affects the crop.

Seed Mix for Monarchs and Bees Developed by Iowa State

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 04:09

Researchers with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach have worked to provide a mix of perennials to use as habitat for monarch butterflies and bees that provides a diversity of flowers that bloom throughout the growing season.

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