June 21, 2019
As the fourth of July holiday approaches, please keep in mind this will affect the regular clinic hours. Iowa State University will be closed July 4, and our building will be closed on July 5 for scheduled repairs. We encourage you to get samples to us before July 2 to avoid processing delays. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Japanese beetle adult. Photo by Laura Jesse Iles.
Adult jumping worm. Photo from Wisconsin DNR.
Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale and kohlrabi are collectively called cole crops and must be harvested at the right stage of maturity for best quality and nutrition. Learn more about when to harvest broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower in the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Yard and Garden news release from June 20, 2019.
Gardeners are invited to learn about growing cut flowers, sweet corn and tomatoes in the home garden during this year’s Demonstration Garden Field Days, hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms.
Low maintenance perennial flowers provide many years of beauty to the home landscape or butterfly garden. To learn more about low maintenance perennials for sunny, shady or wet locations see the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Yard and Garden news release from June 13, 2019.