September 14, 2011

Harvesting and Storing Fall Produce and Fruit


Harvesting vegetables at the right stage of maturity results in nutritious, high quality products.

Forcing Spring-Flowering Bulbs Indoors


Tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, and crocuses are a welcome sight in spring. Gardeners can also enjoy these spring-flowering bulbs during the winter months by forcing them indoors. 

Mosquito Activity Report, September 11, 2011


 

The following is the summary of mosquito activity in Iowa from the ISU Medical Entomology Laboratory; September 11, 2011.

 

Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic Update - September 14, 2011


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

Cyclamen Mite Damage to Green Peppers


One of my favorite ‘oddball’ samples is peppers damaged by mites. The peppers look like potatoes growing on the plant the way they are scabby and misshapened. Cyclamen mites a