October 23, 2015

New Turfgrass Publications for Sports Field Managers

Two new publications on turf care are now available from the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Store: Preventing Compaction on Athletic Fields and Tips for Athletic Field

Trees with Colorful Fall Foliage

One of the most delightful aspects of fall is the colorful tree foliage.  Yellow is the predominate fall leaf color.  However, are also oranges, reds, and purples. 

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Linn County, Iowa

The destructive emerald ash borer has been confirmed in southern Cedar Rapids IA.

Fall Lawn & Garden Chores

When to Cut Back Plants.  The best time to cut back the old foliage on plants in the home garden depends on the plant.  See the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Yard & Garden news release from October 10, 2015 for tips on cutting back perennials, ornamental grasses, asparagus and rhubarb.  

Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle FAQ’s: All Your Questions Answered!!

It is that time of year again!  The lady beetles are responding to changes in day-length and temperatures and beginning their annual migration to locate good overwintering sights. &nbsp