August 12, 2009
Sawfly larvae look like caterpillars and feed on leaves like caterpillars, but sawflies are wasps. We have several common sawflies in Iowa that are bothersome to gardeners; the pearslug whose larvae feed on the leaves of a variety of fruit trees, the roseslug on roses, the scarlet oak sawfly that feeds on oak, the willow sawfly, and the
Though there are a few more weeks of summer, it's time to begin planning our fall garden activities. One fall garden chore is planting tulips, daffodils, and other spring-flowering bulbs.
The following are highlights and updates about samples and questions received in the Clinic during the past two weeks:
One of the questions we have the hardest time answering is Where are all the (insert insect of interest) this year? The simple answer is – we don't know. The longer answer is that t
Potatoes grown for winter use should be harvested after the vines have died and the crop is mature. To check maturity, dig up one or two hills of potatoes.&n