August 22, 2007

Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic Update - August 22, 2007


Samples with the following problems have been seen in the Clinic lately:

Forcing Daffodil Bulbs Indoors


Brightly colored daffodils are a sure sign that spring has arrived in the midwest. However, it's not necessary to wait until April or May to enjoy these spring-blooming favorites.

Japanese Beetle Update / White Grub Treatment


Several new counties reported the presence of Japanese beetles since our last report.

Next Issue, September 12


The next issue of the ISU Horticulture and Home Pest News will be published in two weeks, September 12. See you then.

What's Happening to Iowa's Bur Oaks?


For the past few years, we have received many reports of bur oaks in Iowa turning brown and losing leaves starting in July.

Of Ants and Dragons


Of all the exciting phenomena of the insect world, one that holds a special fascination for me is seeing swarms of dragonflies on a muggy, late summer evening.