February 19, 1999
Selecting and Planting Petunias
Petunias have been one of the most popular flowering annuals for years. Their popularity can be attributed to several desirable traits. Petunias are easy to grow, bloom reliably all summer, and are available in a wide range of colors, flower forms, and growth habits.Categories
The authors of Horticulture Home Pest News (HHPN) provide a cumulative index to newsletter topics covered in the past three years. It is available, free of charge, to all HHPN subscribers by contacting Extension Entomology: Phone: 515-294-1101; fax: 515-294-8027; mail: 109 Insectary Building, ISU, Ames, Iowa 50011; e-mail: email@example.com
This article originally appeared in the February 19, 1999 issue, p. 17.
Listed below are meetings which may be of interest to HHPN readers. The Iowa Pest Control Workshop and Shade Tree Short Course offer Commercial Pesticide applicators the opportunity to fulfill their Continuing Instruction requirement for 1999.
February 22, 1999
Scheman Continuing Education Building
Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Program Information: Donald Lewis
February 24, 1999
Des Moines Botanical Center
Program Information: Linda Naeve
Various oils have been used to control insect and mite pests for hundreds of years. Recently, however, renewed attention has focused on the use of oils as a "natural" substitute for traditional insecticides.