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Updated: 2017-06-24T19:22:44Z

 



Yard and Garden: Dividing Irises

2017-06-22T11:36:51Z

Recommendations for when to divide irises depend on the species. Follow these tips from horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to maintain a colorful, attractive iris planting. To have additional questions answered, contact Hortline at hortline@iastate.edu or call 515-294-3108.

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Apple Field Day Will Cover Food Safety Modernization Act

2017-06-19T09:42:05Z

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a field day July 11 that focuses on frost protection of apples using irrigation, sprayer calibration and how the Food Safety Modernization Act affects the crop.

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Seed Mix for Monarchs and Bees Developed by Iowa State

2017-06-19T09:09:05Z

Researchers with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach have worked to provide a mix of perennials to use as habitat for monarch butterflies and bees that provides a diversity of flowers that bloom throughout the growing season.

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Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in 5 More Iowa Counties

2017-06-15T10:14:45Z

Emerald ash borer has been found in Benton, Buena Vista, Floyd, Howard, and Warren counties. More than half of Iowa's counties now have confirmed infestations.
 

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Yard and Garden: Handling Issues with Raspberry Plants

2017-06-15T08:55:38Z

Raspberries are popular with many home gardeners. They’re easy to grow, and perform well in much of Iowa. However, gardeners can run into issues with heat, weeds and pruning that can curtail yields.

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Yard and Garden: Handling Newly Planted Fruit-Bearing Plants

2017-06-08T09:55:33Z

Going through the process of planting fruit-bearing plants for gardens and landscapes is exciting, but it does require some patience. Not all plants are ready to bear fruit immediately, and it might be smart to exercise caution.

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Yard and Garden: Identifying and Handling Tree Root Issues

2017-06-01T11:32:47Z

Trees are an essential part of any landscape, but their roots can create issues. How can surface and shallow roots affect their surroundings? Is construction a problem?

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Yard and Garden: Handling and Harvesting Strawberry Plantings

2017-05-25T08:12:35Z

Fresh strawberries are easy to grow and a favorite of many across Iowa, but growers can still encounter issues caused by weather conditions or connected to a timely harvest.

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Master Gardeners Offer Three Growing Season Webcasts

2017-06-07T08:18:21Z

The Iowa Master Gardener program will host three Growing Season webcasts this summer. Master Gardeners will gain educational hours while learning about urban tree selection, gardening with youth and landscaping for wildlife.

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Local Foods Team Collaborates on Iowa Commercial Horticulture Survey

2017-05-24T08:47:39Z

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, released the Iowa Commercial Horticulture Survey earlier this week. The survey, which uses data from the 2015 growing season, is the first comprehensive statewide look at Iowa horticulture in more than a decade.

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