June 19, 2020

Use Mosquito Repellents For Temporary Relief


Mosquito season has started and backyard gardening after work is not as much fun as it used to be.  I don’t enjoy feeding the mosquitoes!

Harvesting Cole Crops


Vegetables must be harvested at the proper stage of maturity in order to obtain the highest quality produce. The harvest and storage recommendations for broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and other cole crops are listed below.

Videos Provide Education on Unsightly Tree Diseases

Guidelines for Submitting to the ISU Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic


The growing season is in full swing, and as Iowa growers and gardeners move along toward the heart of summer, it is important to remember that the COVID-19 precautions continue to alter operations at the Iowa State University Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic (PIDC).

The PIDC continues to provide diagnosis of plant problems and insect identifications through emailed digital submissions.  We are also accepting limited physical samples with restrictions.

Eat Your Veggies

Tips For Maintaining Your Garden and Fruit