December 10, 2008

Are Spiders Poisonous?


Clients who find spiders in and around their house often call to ask if the spider is "poisonous".

Selection and Care of the Poinsettia


The poinsettia is one of the most beautiful symbols of the holiday season. The bright, colorful poinsettia has become an integral part of holiday decorations in both the home and office.

Horticultural Meetings, 2009


Upcoming horticulture meetings of possible interest to HHPN readers are listed below. For additional information, contact the individual or visit the site listed for each meeting.


January 8-10, 2009. Great Plains Vegetable Growers Conference.
Fulkerson Center, Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, Missouri

Happy New Year


To our readers: Thank you for another year of making the ISU Extension Horticulture and Home Pest Newsletter your source of consumer horticulture and home pest information. It is again our pleasure to bring this information to you. And as always, don't hesitate to contact us with questions or with suggestions for the newsletter. See the Directory of Extension Specialists for our contact information. 

Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic Update - December 10, 2008


The following are a few of the samples or questions received the past month.

Insects