August 22, 2014

Transplanting/Dividing Peonies

Peonies can be left undisturbed in the garden for many years.  Occasionally, however, it becomes necessary to move plants.  Peonies shaded by large trees or shrubs should be moved to a

Mosquito Numbers Go Lower!

Below is the summary of mosquito activity in Iowa from the ISU Medical Entomology Laboratory. During the summer months, the Iowa State University Medical Entomology Laboratory monitors mosquito populations and mosquito-borne diseases in Iowa.   Mosquito collection data can be viewed online at the Iowa Mosquito Net.  


Proper Harvesting of Melons

Harvesting a ripe watermelon or muskmelon sometimes seems like more art than science, but there are clues to knowing when you should harvest melons in the home garden.  See the

Establishing a Lawn from Seed

Fall is the prime time to establish a lawn from seed.

Divide Bearded Irises, Peonies, Daylilies

Irises, peonies and daylillies can be shared or spread around your landscape by dividing established plants. See the

Emerald Ash Borer at Iowa Forest Health Tour, 2014

Approximately 30 agency specialists and tree care professionals met in Waterloo on Wednesday, August 20 for the annual Iowa Forest Health Tour, organized by the Forestry Division of the Iowa Depa

Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic Update - August 22, 2014

The following are highlights and updates about samples and questions recently received in the Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic.