February 13, 2013

Late Winter/Early Spring Pruning of Small Fruits

Small fruits that are commonly grown in home gardens include raspberries, grapes, gooseberries, currants, and blueberries. To obtain maximum yields, small fruit crops need to be pruned in late

Commercial Pesticide Applicator Test Help Session, March 11


All commercial pesticide applicators must take exams in order to become initially certified and some choose to become re-certified by exam rather than by attending continuing instructional courses. 


Pruning Shrubs

In a single motion, pruning demonstrates both the art and science of horticulture. Perhaps that’s why so many homeowners get nervous and postpone or ignore the task.   See the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach news release for February 14, 2013 for information on when and how to prune deciduous shrubs.

Morel Mushroom Certification Workshops Offered in March, April

Mushroom hunters who plan to legally sell morel mushrooms in Iowa must complete a morel mushroom certification workshop.