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No, That's Probably Not A Murder Hornet In Your Backyard

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 16:30
Remember all of those stories about the so-called ' murder hornet ?' A lot of it turned out to be hype, but invasive insects are a real threat. On this episode of Talk of Iowa , host Charity Nebbe is joined by Iowa State University professor of entomology Donald Lewis and Iowa State University Extension horticulture specialist Richard Jauron for a look at what’s buzzing in your backyard. Experts also take questions from listeners across the state.

Protecting Existing Trees

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 14:12

Short On Outdoor Space? Try A Container Garden.

Mon, 05/04/2020 - 08:18
Gardening isn’t limited to sprawling backyards and hand-built raised beds. With just a few buckets, pails or pots you can transform even the smallest balcony or patio into a healthy and diverse container garden bursting with spring flavor.

Slugs And Snails Coming To A Garden Near You

Fri, 04/17/2020 - 16:19
They’re slimy, gray, hungry and love to eat holes in the leaves of your hostas. On this edition of Talk of Iowa , host Charity Nebbe speaks with Entomologist Donald Lewis, Horticulturist Richard Jauron and Forester Mark Vitosh about slugs and their fellow gastropods – snails. Listeners also get their questions answered about plants and trees. Guests: Mark Vitosh , Iowa DNR Forester Donald Lewis , professor of entomology at Iowa State University Richard Jauron , Iowa State University Extension Horticulture Specialist

It's Blooming Time For Iowa's Wildflowers

Fri, 04/10/2020 - 16:13
April is upon us, and Iowa is beginning to bloom. On this horticulture day edition of Talk of Iowa , host Charity Nebbe is joined by Iowa State University Extension Horticulture Specialist Richard Jauron and Deb Lewis, curator of the Ada Hayden Herbarium at Iowa State University for an exploration of spring blooms.

Your Guide To A Perfect Lawn

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 15:50
The grass is starting to turn green… but is your lawn following suit?

Get Ready For The Growing Season

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 14:29
The growing season hasn’t begun, but with beautiful weather ahead this weekend a lot of gardeners are itching to get their hands dirty. Talk of Iowa host Charity Nebbe talks with Richard Jauron, ISU Extension horticulture specialist, and Cindy Haynes, associate professor of horticulture, about early spring garden chores, and what you can do right now to prepare for the growing season.

Starting Seeds For Spring

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 12:58
The days are starting to lengthen, and gardeners are itching to do something to get ready for the growing season. So, why not start some seeds indoors? Talk of Iowa host Charity Nebbe talks with ISU Extension horticulturist Richard Jauron and assistant director of Reiman Gardens Aaron Steil about the best conditions for getting seeds to sprout, and the best way to prepare seedlings to go outside this spring.