May 20, 2009

Tips for Selecting Quality Plants, Seeds, and Bare Roots


Plants don't always grow and thrive as they should, or as we hoped. The selections we have made may be doomed from the start because time was not taken to examine what was being purchased. Below is a list of tips to help select the best quality plants when shopping at a greenhouse or garden center.

Plants

Plant & Insect Diagnostic Clinic Update - May 20, 2009


The Clinic has received the following samples in the past two weeks:

Insects

Spruce Needleminer


Brown needles and webbing in small clumps that can be easily pulled apart are symptoms of the spruce needleminer.

When Should I Spray for Bagworms?


There has been considerable interest and worry in the southern half of Iowa this spring as homeowners and property managers start thinking ahead to whether the bagworm caterpillars will defoliate t