April 23, 2008

Planting Strawberries in the Home Garden

Fresh strawberries are an irresistible treat. They taste great on cereal, pancakes, waffles, and ice cream. They also make excellent jams, jellies, and pies.

Strawberries are well suited to home gardens. They are hardy, easy to grow, and produce a good crop with moderate effort. Spring is the best time to plant strawberries in Iowa.

Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic Update - April 23, 2008

Plant Problems

Plant samples received recently have had the following problems:

Iris Borer

The iris borer is the most destructive insect pest of iris. It directly damages leaves and rhizomes and introduces the bacterium that causes a foul-smelling soft rot.