White mold, with a focus on vegetables

Need to know: 

  • Fungus has a wide range of hosts including tomato, pepper, beans, crucifers/cole crops. 
  • White, cottony mycelial growth can be observed on infected plants. 
  • Optimal conditions are temperatures between 50-70 degrees F and moisture. 
  • Manage by scouting for disease, sanitation, and practicing good plant health maintenance.  


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

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Gardening in the Zone: Winterizing your Strawberries

Gail Nonnecke, ISU Professor of Horticulture, tells us how to protect strawberry plants over the winter.

Gardening in the Zone: Asparagus

Richard Jauron, of Iowa State University Extension, talks about growing asparagus in this Gardening the Zone segment.

Gardening in the Zone: Weed Control

David Minner, ISU Extension turfgrass specialist, talks about how to control weeds in your lawn.