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It Was a Very Good Year for Painted Lady Butterflies


Painted lady butterflies at Reiman Gardens

White mold, with a focus on vegetables

Introduction and overview

White mold is caused by the fungal pathogen Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and can be devastating to a wide range of plant hosts. This fungus is a generalist, meaning that it has a wide host range. Hosts for S. sclerotiorum range from the large-scale production soybean to gardener-cultivated vegetables including tomato, pepper, beans, crucifers/cole crops (cabbage, Brussels sprouts, etc.) and more.

Morel Identification Workshops, Just Around the Corner!

The Morel Identification Workshops that are required for persons wanting to sell morel mushrooms in Iowa will be held April 1, 8 and 15, 2017. See the details in an earlier Horticulture & Home Pest News article.

Gardening in the Zone: Lawn Care Calendar

This segment from the Gardening in the Zone series talks about good lawn care, with Dave Minner, from Iowa State University.

Gardening in the Zone: Spring-Flowering Bulbs

October is the perfect month for planting spring-flowering bulbs. Cynthia Haynes, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach consumer horticulturist, offers tips and advice on selecting and planting bulbs.

Gardening in the Zone: Rhubarb
Gardening in the Zone: Daffodils

Growing daffodils is the focus of this Gardening in the Zone segment, with Cindy Haynes, ISU Extension.

Gardening in the Zone: Planting Trees

This Gardening in the Zone segment takes a look a planting trees, with advice from ISU Extension and Outreach experts.

Gardening in the Zone: Dividing Peonies

Richard Jauron, ISU Horticulture specialist, discusses the proper techniques to divide peonies.

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