February 9, 2011

Pruning Raspberries in Late Winter/Early Spring

Proper pruning of raspberries is essential. Pruning produces higher yields, helps control diseases, and facilitates harvesting and other maintenance chores. Pruning procedures are based on the growth and fruiting characteristics of the plants. 

New Pamphlet: Common Problems of Ash Trees

A new color-pamphlet is available form Iowa State University that describes and illustrates the common pests, diseases and declines of ash trees in Iowa.  With increased attention to ash tress

It looks like bur oak blight (BOB) really isn't that new

It's beginning to look like bur oak blight, or BOB for short, is a long-time resident of Iowa, and he's here to stay.

Can row covers stop cucurbit bacterial wilt, and are they cost effective?