June 17, 2009

Summer Care of Roses

Roses are one of the most beautiful plants in the home landscape. While roses are attractive, they do require good care.

Emerald Ash Borer Update: Still None Known in Iowa

Attention to and concern about the emerald ash borer remains high with numerous calls, email messages and samples received this month.

Plant & Insect Diagnostic Clinic Update - June 10, 2009

The following are highlights and updates about samples and questions received in the Clinic during the past two weeks:


Let Us Grow Lettuce!

Lettuce, the main ingredient in many salads, is an easy and versatile vegetable. It can be used as the main meal or as a side dish…and it doesn't require cooking. What could be better!

Erineum Galls on Ornamental Plants

Erineum galls are galls caused by a tiny eriophyid mite feeding on the plant tissue.