August 7, 2015

Planting for Late Summer and Early Fall


Grass seed, trees and vegetables can all be planted in the fall, often with better results than at other times of the year.  See the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Yard & Garden news release from August 4, 2015, for information on the correct plants and care to give for late summer and early fall plantings.

Growing Potatoes


The potato is one of the most important vegetable crops in the world and a popular plant in any home garden.  See the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Yard & Garden news release from July 28, 2015, for tips on how to grow and store potatoes.

Mosquito Numbers Continue to Decline. For Now.


Below is the summary of recent mosquito activity in Iowa from the ISU Medical Entomology Laboratory. Mosquito surveillance data can be viewed online at mosquito.ent.iastate.edu 

Tips For Homeowner Lawn Care


Two new publications from Iowa State University Extension & Outreach will help homeowners select the right grass species for the home lawn and then keep the lawn green and healthy.

Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic Update - August 7, 2015


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