Current Issue: February 10, 2020
Learn how to properly prune a shade tree.
Chocolate, along with roses, are standard gifts for Valentine’s Day. While chocolates are popular gifts, have you ever wondered how chocolate is produced and the origins of this tasty treat?
Dried cacao beans in bags. Photo by Cindy Haynes.
Red and yellow roses. Photo by Cindy Haynes.
A new gardening show on Iowa PBS featuring Aaron Steil from Iowa State University’s Reiman Gardens and Cindy Haynes with Iowa State University Horticulture Extension will debut as part of Iowa PBS Festival.
Oyster mushrooms have been added to the certification training in 2020.
Emerald ash borer, the non-native beetle that attacks and kills ash trees has been confirmed in Audubon and Guthrie counties for the first time. This brings the total to 71 counties in Iowa where this invasive insect has been detected.
The latest new-county discoveries occurred in rural Exira (Audubon County) and Casey (Guthrie County). Officials with the Animal and Plant Health and Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed collected samples positive for EAB.