July 11, 2014
Grasshoppers are an occasional pest in Iowa farms and gardens. The number of grasshoppers varies greatly from year to year and from place to place. This appears to be one of the y
Wood chips and shredded bark are commonly applied to landscape areas to control weeds and conserve soil moisture. Wood chips and shredded bark are organic matter. The decaying organic
A larva collected from a tree in Mt Pleasant Iowa has been positively identified as an emerald ash borer (EAB). Henry County is the tenth county in the state where the destructive pest of ash
Sigh. It's hard to believe but the periodical cicada emergence of 2014 that we waited 17 long years to see is over. They came, they sang their song, they perpetuated the species
Summer squash such as zucchini, yellow crookneck, yellow summer, and pattypan are a fun and easy crop to grow in the home garden. These bush-type squash take up little precious real est
The following are highlights and updates about samples and questions recently received in the Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic.