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Friday, October 6, 2017 - 10:49

A free learning session Oct. 27 at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agricultural Student Learning Center in Ames will be offered for those interested in applying and learning more about the USDA Value Added Producer Grant program.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 15:13

Hyacinths are a popular spring plant that can be enjoyed during winter with proper planning. Learn important steps to successfully forcing their bulbs indoors.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 10:51

High tunnels are inexpensive, passive solar structures that are designed to extend the growing season and intensify production. While relatively new to agriculture in the United States, high tunnels can increase profits for producers when properly managed.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 09:25

Time harvest of remaining garden produce to get the full bounty of the season from garden crops.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 08:51

The 2018 Garden Calendar is titled “Celebrating with Plants” and features striking holiday-inspired imagery and stories behind today’s traditions. It is now available.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 16:14

Newly planted trees can eventually add great color and valuable cover to any landscape. But winter’s harsh conditions can hamper, delay or completely derail their development.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 16:19

Fall can be a great time to plant multiple types of spring-flowering bulbs, and daffodils are an excellent choice. However, several steps must be followed to ensure their success in spring. What needs to be done?

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 16:43

Fall is an excellent time to apply broadleaf herbicides to lawns, but take care to do it properly and effectively. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists can help answer questions about the right time and methods.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 15:22

The Iowa State University Horticulture Research Station will host the Iowa Turfgrass Field and Demonstration Day Sept. 12. The event will offer information and training for turfgrass management on golf courses, sports fields, and home lawns and landscapes.