August 23, 2013

How to Harvest and Ripen Pears

 Perfectly ripe pears are a luscious treat when harvested, ripened and stored properly.  Learn more about how to have the most desirable fruit at the http://www.extension.iastate

New Pesticide Labels to Better Protect Pollinators

From U.S. Environmental Protection Agency press release, August 15, 2013:


Singing Insects of Summer

There is a chorus of insect noise out there lately.  The annual cicadas buzzing through the heat of the day are joined at night by the katydids and crickets.

Late Summer/Early Fall Planting

While spring is the traditional planting season in Iowa, late summer/early fall is an excellent time to plant trees, shrubs, perennials, and spring-flowering bulbs.  Late summer is also the be