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Updated: 2017-05-23T08:11:27Z

 



Local Foods Team Collaborates on Iowa Commercial Horticulture Survey

2017-05-19T09:38:39Z

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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Yard and Garden: Caring for Newly Planted Trees

2017-05-16T14:58:08Z

Iowa has millions of trees across its landscape, and many are planted each year. But when they are, they require multiple steps and focused care to ensure their success and growth.

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Yard and Garden: Constructing a Grape or Raspberry Trellis

2017-05-09T10:13:41Z

Grapes and raspberries can be grown in the back yard, with a little bit of ingenuity and work. Creating a trellis to support the plants in a home garden is within the means of most gardeners, with a little bit of effort.

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Planting for Pollinators Earns Search for Excellence Award

2017-05-05T13:24:37Z

The Linn County Master Gardeners have received the Search for Excellence award for the Planting for Pollinators program. The Search for Excellence award is given annually by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program.

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Yard and Garden: Caring for and Harvesting Rhubarb

2017-05-03T14:35:56Z

Rhubarb is a popular in Iowa gardens, adding flavor to early-summer produce harvests. Proper care and harvest will ensure a bountiful, delicious crop.

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Simpler to Ask Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic to Identify Pests and Problems

2017-05-01T11:42:03Z

It is now simpler for Iowans to submit insects and plants for identification and diseases for diagnosis.

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Many Ways to Take Part in National Arbor Day

2017-04-28T13:15:24Z

A large number of towns across Iowa will be hosting events this weekend in celebration of National Arbor Day. All 81 communities that have TreeCityUSA designations have an activity planned that is open to the public.

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Yard and Garden: Successfully Planting Trees during Spring

2017-04-26T16:05:43Z

Spring is a time for renewal and growth, and it’s also an excellent time for new beginnings. Planting a new tree (or trees) is a great way to create a legacy that can last for generations on a landscape. However, planting trees requires specific care and steps to ensure a successful outcome.

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Yard and Garden: Container Gardening

2017-04-20T10:35:01Z

A traditional home garden is a popular way to grow vegetables, but it’s far from the only way. Growing vegetable plants in containers can also produce a bountiful crop, although care must be taken to ensure meaningful growth. 

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EAB Treatment Windows Open for Protecting Healthy Ash Trees

2017-04-19T09:06:52Z

Iowans who want to protect their ash trees have options for a brief time this spring. However, the options apply only to valuable and healthy ash trees within 15 miles of a known infestation of emerald ash borer.

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