June 27, 2012

Mosquito Activity Update


Below is the summary of mosquito activity in Iowa from the ISU Medical Entomology Laboratory. Mosquito surveillance in Iowa has been ongoing since 1969. During the summer months, the Io

Explore the Gardens and Arboreta of Iowa


The Amana Colonies, Okoboji, and Living History Farms are popular weekend destinations for Iowans during the summer. When planning your next weekend getaway, include the gardens and arbo

Proper Watering in the Home Garden


 

Be On the Lookout for Impatiens Downy Mildew


Have you checked you impatiens lately? If your plants appear stunted, yellowing, or have just a couple of leaves left, you might want to consider sending us a sample.

Impatiens downy mildew is a relatively new disease that wreaked havoc in homeowner gardens and greenhouses in 2011. This disease is yet to be confirmed in Iowa but it has already been reported in several states throughout 2012.

Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic Update - June 27, 2012


It has been another busy couple of weeks in the Plant & Insect Diagnostic Clinic with a variety of disease and insect samples. Remember you c

Woolly Aphids -- Interesting but Messy


The peculiar sight of "flying-fuzz balls" has been described before.  Several species of woolly aphids live on ornamental and fruit trees in the Iowa landscape.  When the winged