July 25, 2014

Control of Foliar Diseases on Tomatoes

Septoria leaf spot and early blight are common foliar diseases of tomatoes in home gardens.  Fungal diseases overwinter on plant debris in the soil.  Fungal spores are splashed onto pla

Harvest, Dry and Store Onions, Garlic and Shallots

Onions, garlic and shallots are fun and easy to grow and add zest to your home gardening experience.  


Emerald Ash Borer in Eleventh County – Muscatine

Inspection and examination of a residential ash tree (figure 1) in Muscatine lead to the discovery of suspect tunneling (figures 2 and 3) and a suspect emerald ash borer (EAB) larva feeding within

Tips For Preventing Pesky Compost Problems

Compost is a great way to reduce waste and improve your garden soil.  However, it is important to remember a few things to prevent spreading diseases, weeds, and pests.