May 22, 2015

Control of Yellow Nutsedge

Weeds are a common problem in lawns and gardens.  One commonly encountered weed, especially in wet years, is yellow nutsedge.   

Horticulture News Releases from ISU Extension and Outreach

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.


White House Announces New Steps to Promote Pollinator Health

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:

A Quality Sample Is Very Important For Plant Problem Diagnosis!

An accurate diagnosis is the first and most important step of managing insects and diseases in greenhouses, fields and the home garden.


Tips for Collecting and Identifying Mushrooms

Identifying mushrooms can be challenging when compared to identifying trees, birds or butterflies.