Let's Talk Trees on the Video Series, The Undergrowth

Have a little fun and watch the latest episode of The Undergrowth.  Sebastian speaks with Dr. Jeff Iles, an extension horticulturist, professor, and Horticulture Department chair at Iowa State University about caring for trees. 

The Principles of Pruning

The principles of pruning is a video series from the Integrated Pest Management Program with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. This series will give you the knowledge and instruction to safely and expertly prune your shade trees.

How to Identify Trees

Learn about the five different features on a tree you can use to identify your tree from Billy Beck, Iowa State University assistant professor and extension forestry specialist.

All About Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer is a destructive force in North America for ash trees. Do you have an ash tree? Has EAB already infested it? How can you tell if your tree needs to be treated? ISU Extension and Outreach is here to help answer your Emerald Ash Borer questions.

How to Harvest Acorn Squash

In this video, Sharon Badilla (Iowa State University) gives us several tips on how to harvest acorn squash and how to get a longer shelf-life with these delicious fruits.

Why does my compost steam?

Compost. The smell of it. The feel of it. You know what we're talking about. It's alive! Compost is the decomposition of materials and it begins to steam or give off heat when microbes begin breaking down the material.

How To Harvest Cauliflower

In this video Taylor Mauch takes us on a tour of her pepper and cauliflower plot and gives us an up-close look at how to harvest cauliflower. Did you know that cauliflower belongs to the plant species called Brassica oleracea? This includes other veggies such as kale, brussel sprouts and broccoli! Taylor shows us how to harvest cauliflower the right way and gives us some tips and pointers as we get to see her research in action.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Muskmelon (And Cantaloupe)

Jose is an Agronomist with a B.Sc. and Licentiateship from University of Costa Rica, with an emphasis on plant pathology, IPM, organic farming, biological control, and business management. He's a Research Associate at Gleason Lab, and his main role is to oversee the progress of the project's goals and objectives. He likes to be out in the field, learn from both academia and farmers, and to participate in projects focused on improving sustainable food-production systems.

How to Tell the Difference Between Poison Ivy and Virginia Creeper

In this 'Weekly Weed Watch' vide Bob Hartzler, Extension Weed Specialist, shows us how to correctly identify poison ivy. He even touches the stuff!

How to Plant a Bare Root Tree

In this video Dr. Iles, Horticulture department chair and professor, gives us some tips on how to properly plant a bare root tree. Did you know it's different than planting most trees from the nursery? Check out the video and leave comments below.