August 24, 2011

Planting Trees in Late Summer/Early Fall


While spring is the traditional planting season in Iowa, late summer/early fall is an excellent time to plant balled and burlapped and container-grown trees. Evergreens, such as pine and spruc

When Is It Too Late To Treat For Bagworms?


For many areas in southern Iowa ("bagworm territory"), it is now too late to treat for bagworms. If the caterpillars are no longer visible and feeding, if the bags are no longer movi

Wilting Cucurbits: How to Identify Problems in the Field


Growing cucurbits can be really frustrating for homeowners. Often our melon, cucumber, and squash plants are doing great but then they wilt overnight!