January 6, 2010

Iowa Farmers’ Market Surveys, 2009

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Iowa Field Office released reports on November 30, 2009 detailing results from two surveys conducted at Iowa farmers' markets throughout th

Upcoming Horticultural Meetings, 2010

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 19-21, 2010

Iowa Turfgrass Conference and Trade Show

Polk County Convention Complex, Des Moines, Iowa

Program Information: Iowa Turfgrass Office (515) 232-8222 or www.iowaturfgrass.org

Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic Update - January 6, 2010

The following are highlights and updates about samples and questions recently received in the Clinic:


Perennial Catalogs

A hot bowl of chili is a great way to warm the body after spending time outdoors on a cold, winter day. A sure way to warm the spirits of gardeners on these gray, wintery days is to leaf throu

Happy New Decade and New Year

Welcome to the 2010 edition of the ISU Horticulture and Home Pest Newsletter, our 24th year of publication!

Snow Fleas - Tiny Winter Jumpers

Next time you are outside on a sunny winter day take a close look at the snow, especially where it has melted a bit around the base of trees or house foundations, for a small insect called the snow