July 18, 2007

Summer Blooming Clematis

While botanists can't seem to agree on the correct pronunciation of Clematis, they all agree that they are generally easy-to-grow. Most gardeners are familiar with the large purple-flowering varieties that bloom in late spring. But have you heard of the summer blooming types of clematis? While these types are less common, they are equally as worthy in the landscape.

The Newly Integrated ISU Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic

We are happy to announce the merger of the former Plant Disease Clinic, the former Insect Clinic and other plant-related services into a new integrated service called the ISU Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic. The new, interdepartmental Clinic combines services provided by the departments of Plant Pathology, Entomology, Horticulture and Agronomy into a multi-specialty, one-stop-shop located in recently-remodeled room 327 Bessey Hall.

Cicada Killer Wasps Abundant Now

One of the largest insects in Iowa is a "digger wasp" called the cicada killer wasp. Cicada killer wasps may be up to 2 inches long.

Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic Update July 18, 2007

Samples with the following problems have been seen in the Clinic lately:

Plant Diseases