September 15, 2000

Meetings Offering Pesticide Applicator Training


Listed below are meetings that may be of interest to HHPN readers. These programs offer the Commercial Pesticide Applicator the opportunity to fulfill their continuing instruction requirement for the year 2000.

Winter Storage of Tender Perennials


Tender perennials are an integral part of many home landscapes in the Midwest. Most have a long blooming period and put on excellent displays of color until it freezes in the fall. The biggest problem with tender perennials is that they will not survive Iowa's harsh winter weather if left outdoors. The following tender perennials should be dug in the fall and stored indoors until spring graces our doorstep once again.

Harvesting and Storing Apples


In order to obtain the highest quality fruit, apples must be harvested at the proper stage of maturity. Once harvested, proper storage is necessary to maximize storage life.