March 31, 2010

Spring Mulching Reminder


As every gardener knows, it is difficult to wait for the frost-free date to begin the gardening season. That is why it’s good to find things that can be done any time of year.

Welcome, Two New Staff Members


NEW EXTENSION WILDLIFE SPECIALIST JOINS NREM

Emerald Ash Borer Iowa Detection Plans, 2010


Robin Pruisner, State Entomologist with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, says, "Spring is in the air so my thoughts are turning green...emerald green." Below

Fertilizing Tree and Small Fruits in the Home Garden


Commercial fertilizers and manures are applied to supplement a soil's natural fertility. The rate of material to apply varies according to past fertilizer use, crop grown, soil type, and other

Ant Swarming


We have many different species of ants in Iowa that live in different habitats and eat different foods.