July 28, 2010

Mid-Summer Activities for the Vegetable Garden

Mid to late summer is the time to harvest, replant, and wait in the home vegetable garden.

Hummingbird Moths Attract Attention in Late Summer

There are several species of hawk moths that feed on nectar from deep throated flowers in the fall of the year. Because these large, stout-bodied moth behave in a manner similar to hummingbird

Summer Patch Disease Symptoms Evident Now

Summer patch is a moderately common turfgrass disease of Kentucky bluegrass, annual bluegrass and fine fescues. Reports and samples of summer patch disease from Kentucky bluegrass lawns in Ames and Des Moines have been received over the past few weeks.  

Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic Update - July 28, 2010

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