June 13, 2014

Periodical Cicada Q&A, June 2014


It's been a great two weeks watching and listening to the periodical cicadas in central and southeast Iowa.  Most callers and email-writers are enjoying the spectacle these unique insects pr

2014 Mosquito Surveillance Begins


Mosquito population monitoring by the ISU Medical Entomology Laboratory began in central Iowa last month and around the rest of the state last week.  

 

Mosquito collection data can be viewed online at the Iowa Mosquito Net.  To view data for a specific trapping site click on "County" in the left hand column and then "View Raw Data" link at the bottom of the page.  Be patient while the pages load!

 

Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic Update - June 13, 2014


 The following are highlights and updates about samples and questions recently received in the Plant & Insect Diagnostic Clinic

Central Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Production Field Days


Several field days of interest to Iowa Commercial fruit and vegetable growers have been announced.

Commercial Fruit and Vegetable Industry Newsletter Available


Commercial fruit and vegetable producers are encouraged to check out the latest issue of the IowaProduce.org Newsletter online at www.iowaprodu

Strawberries in the Home Garden


Strawberry season is upon us and home gardeners with a strawberry bed may have questions about picking, pests and production longevity.  See the

Irises for the Home Landscape


There are over 200 species of Iris.  Most irises grow from thick, underground stems or rhizomes.  A few species are bulbous.  An iris flower typically consists of 6 segments.