May 22, 2015
Identifying mushrooms can be challenging when compared to identifying trees, birds or butterflies.
Weeds are a common problem in lawns and gardens. One commonly encountered weed, especially in wet years, is yellow nutsedge.
See the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Yard & Garden news release from May 20, 2015, for tips on harvesting rhubarb and why rhubarb plants flower or why they have spindly stalks.
On Tuesday, May 19 the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy released the "National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and other Pollinators." Nearly a year in the making, the 58-page Strategy was developed by an interagency taskforce and contains three overarching goals:
An accurate diagnosis is the first and most important step of managing insects and diseases in greenhouses, fields and the home garden.