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Friday, December 1, 2017 - 08:41

The Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association Conference is approved as a continuing instruction course for fruit and vegetable commercial (Category 1D) and private pesticide applicators. The conference will be held Jan. 25-26, 2018.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 12:00

The holiday season is here, and with it comes festive holiday plants. However, these plants may bring along uninvited guests – insects and other pests. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on dealing with bugs on holiday plants and related issues.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 15:26

One way to make the holiday season memorable is with a wreath, and a fresh, homemade wreath can really brighten a gathering. Making a wreath isn't as difficult as you might think.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 14:43

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program hosted two classes on the Iowa State campus in Ames this fall as part of its annual Master Gardener training course.

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 08:46

A highly destructive beetle that targets and kills ash trees, the emerald ash borer has been confirmed in Decatur County. EAB was first discovered in Iowa in 2010. Now 53 counties in Iowa have been confirmed with the presence of EAB.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 15:50

With hard freezes and continuing freezing overnight temperatures now the norm, most garden crops have been harvested. But a few root crops remain, and with good reason. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists answer questions about the right time to harvest and properly store root crops.

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 08:44

It’s hard to believe, but the holiday season is almost here. One of the best parts of the season is enjoying colorful seasonal holiday plants like amaryllis. What is the best way to force amaryllis indoors?

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 08:25

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has released a pair of publications designed to provide information and guidance for anyone thinking of constructing his or her own aquaponics system.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 15:21

With colder temperatures sweeping across Iowa, it’s time to start thinking about winter and how to prepare flowers to ensure their long-term survival. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists can help answer questions about the best way to prepare flowers for winter.