July 15, 2016

Welcome New ISU Extension & Outreach Turfgrass Specialist

Headshot of Adam Thoms

Dr. Adam Thoms joined the Horticulture Department on July 1 as Assistant Professor and Extension Turfgrass Specialist. His research will focus on helping the commercial turfgrass industry in Iowa including golf courses, athletic fields, and professional home lawn care companies.  

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Harrison County

Emerald Ash Borer Detections in Iowa, Initial County Detections and Suggested Treatment Areas

The emerald ash borer (EAB) has been discovered in Missouri Valley, Harrison County. Iowa’s growing number of counties with confirmed detections has now reached thirty-five.  See the map below.  EAB has been detected in six new counties in Iowa this year.

Garden Plant Problems: Tomatoes and Squash

Wilts, spots, rots, poor yields and misshaped fruit are common frustrations in the home garden.