Horticulture and Home Pest News articles

November 11, 2022
New Diagnostician Staff at the ISU Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic November 11, 2022
Selecting and Caring for a Cut Christmas Tree November 11, 2022
Protecting Trees and Shrubs from Animal Damage Over Winter November 11, 2022
AAS Winners are Great New Plants to Grow in Your Home Garden November 11, 2022
All About Witch Hazels November 11, 2022
Growing Hardy Figs in Iowa November 11, 2022
October 14, 2022
Fall Garden Clean-Up October 14, 2022
Planting Spring Bulbs October 14, 2022
Annuals from Cuttings October 14, 2022
Cross Pollination of Squash and Other Vine Crops October 14, 2022
Fall Planting October 14, 2022
September 9, 2022
AAS Winners are Great New Plants to Grow in Your Garden September 9, 2022
How to Overwinter Plants September 9, 2022
Hail Damage on Apples September 9, 2022
Control of Creeping Charlie in the Lawn September 9, 2022
August 12, 2022
Harvesting Summer Vegetables August 12, 2022
Managing the Garden in Extreme Heat August 12, 2022
Getting Ahead with Fall Strawberries August 12, 2022
Herbicide Injury to Garden Plants August 12, 2022
July 15, 2022
Updated Emerald Ash Borer Information July 15, 2022
All About Beans July 15, 2022
Iowa State Fair Weed Identification Contest July 15, 2022
Japanese Beetles are Back in Full Force July 15, 2022
Walnut Trees Wrapped with Webbing July 15, 2022
Growing Grass in Shady Areas July 15, 2022
June 17, 2022
Pollinator Week is June 20-26, 2022 June 17, 2022
Assessing Chemical Injury in Plants June 17, 2022
Summer Pruning and Tipping of Raspberries, Blackberries, Black Raspberries, and Other Brambles June 17, 2022
Summer Pruning & Thinning of Grapevines June 17, 2022
Summer-Blooming Shrubs for Iowa June 17, 2022
June 3, 2022
End of an Era in Three Voices June 3, 2022
All About Mulch June 3, 2022
Is My Tree Sick? June 3, 2022
Managing Suckers on Trees June 3, 2022
May 20, 2022
Bleached Flowers on Lilac May 20, 2022
Peony Types and Cultivars May 20, 2022
New Gardening Podcast Now Available May 20, 2022
Carpenter Bee Males on Patrol May 20, 2022
Watering Tips for the Garden May 20, 2022
May 6, 2022
Addressing Issues with Brown Conifers this Spring May 6, 2022
Diagnosing Tree Problems May 6, 2022
Crabapples for Midwestern Landscapes May 6, 2022
Creating and Growing Hanging Baskets May 6, 2022
Tips for Participating in No-Mow-May May 6, 2022
April 22, 2022
Celebrate Arbor Day April 22, 2022
Growing Radishes April 22, 2022
Growing Carrots and Parsnips April 22, 2022
Resources for Turfgrass Lawns in Iowa April 22, 2022
How to Test Soil Drainage and What to Do to Improve Soil Drainage April 22, 2022
April 8, 2022
Spots open for 2022 Wild-Harvested Mushrooms Certification Class April 8, 2022
Growing Leafy Greens April 8, 2022
Plant Identification Apps for Gardeners April 8, 2022
Avoid Oak Wilt: Stop Pruning Now April 8, 2022
Soil Testing Resources for Home Gardeners April 8, 2022
Plant Shopping Tips April 8, 2022
Emerald Ash Borer Discovered in 3 More Iowa Counties April 8, 2022
March 11, 2022
Poetry for Plant-People March 11, 2022
Resources for Seed Starting Indoors March 11, 2022
2022 Wild-Harvested Mushrooms Certification Class March 11, 2022
Planting Bare Root Plants March 11, 2022
Houseplant Pests: Mealybugs March 11, 2022
Can a Vegetable Garden Save You Money? March 11, 2022
Avoid Oak Wilt: to prune or not to prune now? March 11, 2022
Spray Schedule for Home Apple Trees March 11, 2022
Alternatives to Colorado Blue Spruce March 11, 2022
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Ida and Sioux Counties March 11, 2022
August 13, 2021
Controlling Weeds in the Landscape August 13, 2021
September 10, 2021
Growing Herbs in the Home Garden September 10, 2021
October 15, 2021
Cool Season Annuals October 15, 2021
Planting Spring-Blooming Bulbs October 15, 2021
Planting and Growing Garlic October 15, 2021
All about Pumpkins October 15, 2021
Winter Animal Protection for Trees, and Shrubs October 15, 2021
Mushroom Questions Answered October 15, 2021
Overwintering Tender Perennials October 15, 2021
January 7, 2022
Growing Philodendrons January 7, 2022
Care of Orchids January 7, 2022
Invasive plants FAQ January 7, 2022
Preventing ice and snow damage on trees and shrubs January 7, 2022
Vermicomposting: A How-To January 7, 2022
New fungicide use encyclopedia article January 7, 2022
Upcoming horticulture conferences and webinars, 2022 January 7, 2022
Feb. 11, 2022
Pruning Resources Feb. 11, 2022
Gardening TV Show on Iowa PBS Returns Feb. 11, 2022
All Hearts Feb. 11, 2022
Horticulture Day Survey Feb. 11, 2022
New Promo Cards Available for Online Gardening Resources Feb. 11, 2022
Valentine’s Day Plant Care Resources Feb. 11, 2022
Recording Consumer Horticulture Questions in MyData Feb. 11, 2022
Tobacco Rattle Virus Might Be in a Plant Near You Feb. 11, 2022
Soil Testing Kits Available to Extension County Offices Feb. 11, 2022
Dec. 10, 2021
Alternative Christmas Trees Dec. 10, 2021
Care of Succulents Indoors Dec. 10, 2021
Master Gardener Winter Webinar Series Continues in December Dec. 10, 2021
Growing Herbs Indoors Dec. 10, 2021
Iowa Edibles Featured in 2022 Garden Calendar Dec. 10, 2021
November 12, 2021
Holiday plant care November 12, 2021
Overwintering unplanted trees, shrubs and perennials November 12, 2021
Managing those fallen leaves November 12, 2021
Harvesting and Storing Seeds November 12, 2021

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