Hort Day http://iowapublicradio.org en Millions of Mayflies Emerge in Northeast Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/millions-mayflies-emerge-northeast-iowa <p>This week, thick clouds of millions of mayflies emanated from the Mississippi River in Northeast Iowa.</p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:17:49 +0000 Emily Woodbury 44293 at http://iowapublicradio.org Millions of Mayflies Emerge in Northeast Iowa Summer Lull for Plants http://iowapublicradio.org/post/summer-lull-plants <p>Spring is a riot of blossoms and fall brings with it beautiful changes in color. But in the midst of summer, there can be a bit of a lull.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:38:57 +0000 Charity Nebbe 42545 at http://iowapublicradio.org Summer Lull for Plants The Polar Vortex & Emerald Ash Borer: Tough on Iowa Trees http://iowapublicradio.org/post/polar-vortex-emerald-ash-borer-tough-iowa-trees <p>It continues to be a tough year for trees in Iowa. The Polar Vortex left its mark on many trees and shrubs, and now a tenth county has been added to the list of counties in Iowa where the Emerald Ash Borer has been discovered. That county is Johnson County, and an adult female Emerald Ash Borer was found in Iowa City.</p><p>Also, listeners have their plant and garden questions answered by Jeff Iles, Professor and Chair of the Horticulture Department at Iowa State University, and Richard Jauron, Iowa State University Extension Horticulturist.</p><p></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 19:02:35 +0000 Charity Nebbe 42165 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Polar Vortex & Emerald Ash Borer: Tough on Iowa Trees Are They Bothering You or Biting You? http://iowapublicradio.org/post/are-they-bothering-you-or-biting-you <p>They float, swarm, harass and irritate, and they can<a href="http://www.press-citizen.com/story/news/local/2014/06/03/protect-animals-pesky-gnats/9894111/" target="_blank"> even take down a chicken or a turkey. </a>The gnats are back. But when we complain about “gnats,”&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Iowa State University Extension Entomologist Donald Lewis says, sometimes we might be misplacing blame.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:42:35 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Lindsey Moon 41818 at http://iowapublicradio.org Are They Bothering You or Biting You? Passion for Purple Plants http://iowapublicradio.org/post/passion-purple-plants <p>Purple foliage, purple flowers and purple fruits and veggies… Horticulturist Cindy Haynes has a passion for purple.</p><p>Today on <em>Talk of Iowa</em>, it’s Horticulture Day. Host Charity Nebbe talks with Cindy about purple plants for your landscape and garden. Horticulturist Richard Jauron and Cindy also answer listener questions about all plant and garden needs.</p><p></p> Fri, 09 May 2014 16:23:01 +0000 Charity Nebbe 40376 at http://iowapublicradio.org Passion for Purple Plants The Perfect Garden http://iowapublicradio.org/post/perfect-garden <p><span class="userContent">Everyone wants to have a beautiful yard, but that can be a daunting task. Garden designer <a href="http://lunchboxproject.blogspot.com/2014/04/planting-design-tips.html">Lisa Orgler</a> and ISU Extension horticulturalist <a href="https://www.extension.iastate.edu/author/richard-jauron">Richard Jauron</a> answer questions about the myriad of choices when planting your perfect landscape. </span></p><p></p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:33:35 +0000 Charity Nebbe 39362 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Perfect Garden Spring Lawn Care http://iowapublicradio.org/post/spring-lawn-care <p>The grass is finally starting to get green… or maybe your lawn isn’t following suit.</p><p>Today on Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with Ryan Adams, Iowa State University Extension turf grass specialist, about springtime lawn care. He and horticulturist Richard Jauron answer questions about your lawn, garden and landscape.</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:16:40 +0000 Charity Nebbe 38985 at http://iowapublicradio.org Spring Lawn Care Grow Berries http://iowapublicradio.org/post/grow-berries <p>Nothing says summer quite like the taste of ripe, red strawberry. &nbsp;The berries from your garden taste better than anything you can buy anywhere. &nbsp;Join host Charity Nebbe for this Talk of Iowa Horticulture Day. &nbsp; She and guests will talk about strawberries, raspberries, and other small fruits and forester Mark Vitosh&nbsp;answers tree questions.</p><p></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:53:49 +0000 Charity Nebbe 38266 at http://iowapublicradio.org Grow Berries Time to Get Serious About Fruit Tree Pruning http://iowapublicradio.org/post/time-get-serious-about-fruit-tree-pruning <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One of the early season lawn and garden tasks is to prune fruit trees. &nbsp;Iowa State University&nbsp;Extension Field Specialist Patrick O'Malley is a guest on the show, here's some of the advice he imparts during the program:</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">1. Did you have a big crop last year? Then it might be lighter this year. That means you should consider less pruning this year.</span></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:10:07 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Ben Stanton 37563 at http://iowapublicradio.org Time to Get Serious About Fruit Tree Pruning Starting Seeds Indoors http://iowapublicradio.org/post/starting-seeds-indoors <p>Spring may still seem far off, but now is the time to plan the garden, and in some cases it is time to start seeds indoors. &nbsp;Iowa State University Extension Horticulturists Richard Jauron and Cindy Haynes are guests and give advice and answer listener questions.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:53:06 +0000 Charity Nebbe 36609 at http://iowapublicradio.org Starting Seeds Indoors Farm Practices Threaten Bee Colonies http://iowapublicradio.org/post/farm-practices-threaten-bee-colonies <p>Gardeners and growers depend on the free labor of pollinators to produce fruits and vegetables. One of our most important pollinators, the honey bee, is in trouble world wide. This hour, new research gives us an insight as to why.</p><p></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 17:13:23 +0000 Charity Nebbe 35945 at http://iowapublicradio.org Farm Practices Threaten Bee Colonies Homegrown Lifestyle: Reconnect with the Land http://iowapublicradio.org/post/homegrown-lifestyle-reconnect-land <p>Iowa State University Extension's Homegrown Lifestyle program targets those people who want to grow their own food and livestock for personal and family use. &nbsp;Andy Larson, specialist in small-farm sustainability with ISU Extension, says that the course covers a large variety of topics including&nbsp;permaculture, soil health, and manure.</p><p>Larson says, "Manure is really a resource; it’s not just one of those things you have to try to get rid of."</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 20:24:08 +0000 Charity Nebbe 35281 at http://iowapublicradio.org Homegrown Lifestyle: Reconnect with the Land Preparing for Winter http://iowapublicradio.org/post/preparing-winter <p>The snow that fell over most of the state early this week was a strong reminder that it’s time to put the garden to bed. Today on Talk of Iowa, it’s Horticulture Day! Host Charity Nebbe talks with horticulturists Richard Jauron and Aaron Steil about preparing your yard and garden for winter.</p><p></p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 18:19:29 +0000 Charity Nebbe 32194 at http://iowapublicradio.org Preparing for Winter Horticulture Day: The Future Forest http://iowapublicradio.org/post/horticulture-day-future-forest <p>Iowa’s trees are facing many different threats from invasive species and disease. Today on Talk of Iowa, it’s Horticulture Day. Host Charity Nebbe talks with Patty Peterson of Trees Forever about planning for the future forest and the planting for better water quality and quality of life. Horticulturist Richard Jauron also joins to answer listener questions.</p><p></p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 19:55:34 +0000 Emily Woodbury 31850 at http://iowapublicradio.org Horticulture Day: The Future Forest Horticulture Day: Stinkbugs and Beetles http://iowapublicradio.org/post/horticulture-day-stinkbugs-and-beetles <p>Join Host Charity Nebbe&nbsp;for a talk about insects with&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Donald Lewis, Iowa State University Extension Entomologist. &nbsp;He and&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Iowa State University Extension Horticulturist&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Richard</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Jauron<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;answer your lawn and garden questions.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 21:04:29 +0000 Charity Nebbe 31505 at http://iowapublicradio.org Horticulture Day: Stinkbugs and Beetles Horticulture Day: The Iowa Organic Conference http://iowapublicradio.org/post/horticulture-day-iowa-organic-conference <p>Organic practices in gardening and farming are getting to be more common every year in Iowa. Today on Talk of Iowa, it’s Horticulture Day. Organic specialist Kathleen Delate will be here to give us a preview of the 13<sup>th</sup> Annual Iowa Organic Conference. She and Richard Jauron will also answer your questions.</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 17:16:45 +0000 Charity Nebbe 31135 at http://iowapublicradio.org Horticulture Day: The Iowa Organic Conference Horticulture Day: Getting Kids to the Garden http://iowapublicradio.org/post/horticulture-day-getting-kids-garden <p>For a lot of us there is a disconnect between what we eat and where it comes from. Kids who spend time in the garden are lot more likely to make the connection. Today on Talk of Iowa, it&rsquo;s Horticulture Day. Linda Naeve, of Iowa State University Extension, and Reiman Gardens&#39; Aaron Steil will be here. Host Charity Nebbe talks with them about get kids involved in gardening, and they answer listener questions.</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:38:45 +0000 Charity Nebbe 30461 at http://iowapublicradio.org Horticulture Day: Getting Kids to the Garden Horticulture Day: Fall Color Predictions http://iowapublicradio.org/post/horticulture-day-fall-color-predictions <p> It has already begun.&nbsp; We can see a little bit of orange, some yellows and even some burgundies... and it&#39;s just going to get better.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe talks with DNR District Forester Mark Vitosh about the conditions that lead to a vibrant fall and what our chances are this year.&nbsp; They also discuss when to expect peak color and how to track the peak across the state.&nbsp; ISU Extension Horticulturist Richard Jauron also joins in to answer questions.</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 17:24:39 +0000 Charity Nebbe 30099 at http://iowapublicradio.org Horticulture Day: Fall Color Predictions Horticulture Day: Future of the Monarch http://iowapublicradio.org/post/horticulture-day-future-monarch <p>A flock of monarch butterflies gathering together for the migration south can be a truly magical sight, but it's a sight that has become less and less common in Iowa. This hour, host Charity Nebbe finds out what has happened to those beautiful flocks on Monarch Butterflies. We talk about the pressures that have resulted in the smallest population of Monarchs ever recorded.</p><blockquote><p>Today's guests include: Iowa State University Extension entomologist, Donald Lewis, and Iowa State University Extension horticulturist, Richard Jauron.</p></blockquote><p></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 19:15:23 +0000 Charity Nebbe 29413 at http://iowapublicradio.org Horticulture Day: Future of the Monarch Horticulture Day: Insect Sounds http://iowapublicradio.org/post/horticulture-day-insect-sounds <p>Many of the sounds of summer are the sounds of insects. &nbsp; Join host Charity Nebbe&nbsp;for a talk with ISU&nbsp;Extension Entomologist Donald Lewis for a discussion about what insects are actually doing with that noise. ISU Extension Horticulturist Richard Jauron will also be here to answer your lawn and garden questions.</p><p></p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 21:00:12 +0000 Charity Nebbe 27975 at http://iowapublicradio.org Horticulture Day: Insect Sounds Horticulture Day: Test Gardens http://iowapublicradio.org/post/horticulture-day-test-gardens <p>Aaron Steil, manager of public programs at <a href="http://www.reimangardens.iastate.edu/">Reiman Gardens</a> in Ames, discusses the facility's trial gardens which test new and recently introduced plants in Iowa's climate.&nbsp; Iowa State University Extension Horticulturist <a href="http://www.hort.iastate.edu/directory/profile/12">Richard Jauron</a> also joins the conversation.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 18:35:03 +0000 Charity Nebbe 27592 at http://iowapublicradio.org Horticulture Day: Test Gardens Horticulture Day: Turfgrass http://iowapublicradio.org/post/horticulture-day-turfgrass <p>Summer weeds are about to die off making right now the ideal time to work on the lawn.&nbsp; Horticulturalist and turfgrass specialist <a href="http://www.hort.iastate.edu/directory/profile/2">Nick Christians</a> of Iowa State University explains how to pick out seed, grow and maintain a beautiful lawn. ISU horticulturalist <a href="http://www.hort.iastate.edu/directory/profile/12">Richard Jauron</a> also joins the program to answer questions about the yard and garden.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 17:35:56 +0000 Charity Nebbe 27224 at http://iowapublicradio.org Horticulture Day: Turfgrass Horticulture Day: Vegetables, Cover Crops, and Biochar http://iowapublicradio.org/post/horticulture-day-vegetables-cover-crops-and-biochar <p>At this point in the summer last year, the garden challenge was dealing with hot and dry weather. &nbsp;But at least recently, unseasonably cool&nbsp;weather has been the story. For Talk of Iowa's horticulture day we talk with Iowa State University Extension Vegetable Production Specialist Ajay Nair about his research on cover crops and composting.&nbsp; ISU’s Richard Jauron will also be here answering&nbsp;questions about your lawn and garden. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 19:27:44 +0000 Ben Stanton 26841 at http://iowapublicradio.org Horticulture Day: Vegetables, Cover Crops, and Biochar Horticulture Day: Master Gardeners http://iowapublicradio.org/post/horticulture-day-master-gardeners-0 <p>Gardeners from novice to expert have an opportunity get their gardening questions answered every Friday on Horticulture Day.&nbsp; Today on Talk of Iowa, we go beyond expert to talk to about Master Gardeners.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe talks with Denny Schrock, Coordinator of Iowa State University Extension’s Master Gardener Program, and horticulturist Richard Jauron joins to answer your questions.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 17:06:20 +0000 Charity Nebbe 26453 at http://iowapublicradio.org Horticulture Day: Master Gardeners Horticulture Day: Emerald Ash Borer http://iowapublicradio.org/post/horticulture-day-emerald-ash-borer <p>The Emerald Ash Borer was discovered in Burlington this week. &nbsp;For Horticulture Day, Forester Mark Vitosh will be here to talk about the Emerald Ash Borer and Community Tree Inventories.&nbsp; Horticulturist Linda Naeve will also be here and she and Mark will answer your questions.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 16:32:27 +0000 Charity Nebbe 24276 at http://iowapublicradio.org Horticulture Day: Emerald Ash Borer Horticulture Day: Beetle Invasion http://iowapublicradio.org/post/horticulture-day-beetle-invasion <p>The annual Japanese Beetle invasion is here. &nbsp;Join host Charity Nebbe and Entomologist Donald Lewis to hear where the beetles came from, how long we’ll have to put up with them this year, and how you can combat them. &nbsp;Horticulturist Richard Jauron will also be here and he and Donald will answer your questions.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 20:39:26 +0000 Charity Nebbe 23903 at http://iowapublicradio.org Horticulture Day: Beetle Invasion Horticulture Day: Lawns http://iowapublicradio.org/post/horticulture-day-lawns <p>Conditions have been perfect for growing lush, green grass this summer, though weeds have been thriving as well.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe discusses summer lawn care with <a href="http://www.hort.iastate.edu/directory/profile/2">Nick Christians,</a> professor of horticulture at Iowa State University.&nbsp; Christians has developed an <a href="http://www.hort.iastate.edu/research/gluten">organic herbicide using corn gluten meal</a>.&nbsp; Horticulturist <a href="http://www.hort.iastate.edu/directory/profile/12">Richard Jauron</a> also joins the program.</p><p></p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 20:06:38 +0000 Charity Nebbe 23502 at http://iowapublicradio.org Horticulture Day: Lawns Horticulture Day: Going On A Farm Crawl http://iowapublicradio.org/post/horticulture-day-going-farm-crawl <p>Trips to the farmers market bring us closer to the people who grow our food, but it can be a great learning experience and a lot of fun to actually visit a farm. Today on Talk of Iowa, it’s Horticulture Day. Horticulturists Linda Naeve and Richard Jauron from Iowa State Extension join the conversation. We talk farm crawls, U-picks, and Linda and Richard answer listener questions.</p><p></p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 16:43:58 +0000 Emily Woodbury & Charity Nebbe 23167 at http://iowapublicradio.org Horticulture Day: Going On A Farm Crawl Horticulture Day: Trees http://iowapublicradio.org/post/horticulture-day-trees-0 <p>While 2013 has brought plenty of rain for our trees--maybe too much--the affects of last year's drought can still be seen across Iowa's landscape. Today on Talk of Iowa, we learn how to care for trees and other plants weakened by 2012's dry weather.&nbsp; Horticulturalists <a href="http://www.hort.iastate.edu/directory/profile/11">Jeff Iles</a> and <a href="http://www.hort.iastate.edu/directory/profile/12">Richard Jauron</a> join the program.</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 20:49:56 +0000 Sarah Boden, Katherine Perkins & Ben Stanton 22839 at http://iowapublicradio.org Horticulture Day: Trees Horticulture Day: Gardening Apps http://iowapublicradio.org/post/horticulture-day-gardening-apps <p>Nothing beats good old fashioned hard work when it comes to your yard and garden, but new technology can lend a hand. Fri, 31 May 2013 16:19:32 +0000 Charity Nebbe 21681 at http://iowapublicradio.org Horticulture Day: Gardening Apps