October 12, 2011

Protecting Trees and Shrubs from Rabbits


2012 Garden Calendar Now Available

For the past 34 years ISU Extension and the Department of Horticulture have published a garden calendar that gives timely tips and suggestions for your garden. The 2012 Garden Calendar goes on

Harvesting Root Crops


Geramium Budworm

One of the "new" things I learned this summer was how the tobacco budworm, Heliothis virescens (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) also attacks and feeds on a wide variety of garden flowers

Fall Lawn Care Suggestions

Lawn mowing is coming to an end for the season but other lawn maintenance work remains to be done. Now is the time to be raking, fertilizing and applying broadleaf herbicides as needed. Read more about fall lawn care in the ISU Extension Yard & Garden news release from October 13.

Grass-Carrier Wasps

If during fall cleaning you find a handful of dried grass blades tucked between your window screen and window it is a sign that you were lucky enough to host a family of grass-carrier wasps for the

Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic Update - October 12, 2011

The following are highlights and updates about samples and questions recently received in the Plant & Insect Diagnostic Clinic: