Some parents try to get their children into the garden, but one man is bringing the garden straight to children. Scott Koepke, garden educator at New Pioneer in Iowa City, talks about his efforts to get children into the garden at school, church, and throughout the community. Then, Richard Jauron, Iowa State University horticulturist, and Laura Jesse with Iowa State University Plant Diagnostics lab, answer listeners' gardening questions.
The oak tree became Iowa's official state tree in 1961 but it has been an important part of the landscape for much longer than that. Host Charity Nebbe talks with DNR District Forester Mark Vitosh about the oak tree. Later, Associate Professor of Horticulture at Iowa State University joins the conversation to answer listeners gardening questions.
This summer it’s not really a question of making sure that the plants in your landscape thrive, it’s a question of making sure that they survive. Host Charity Nebbe talks with Iowa State University's Extension Entomologist, Donald Lewis, and the Head of the Horticulture Department, Jeff Iles, about ways to reduce the stress on your plants right now and how to design a landscape that demands less water for the future
The drought continues throughout much of the state. On today's Horticulture Day Richard Jauron, horticulturist with the Iowa State University Extension, and Forester Mark Vitosh, talk about the stress the lack of rain has placed on trees.
Cindy Haynes, an associate professor of horticulture at Iowa State University, shares information about several upcoming Demonstration Garden Field Days, where the public can catch a glimpse of ongoing research and learn about gardening techniques. Charity also talks with Richard Jauron, Iowa State University Extension Horticulture specialist, to tackle listener's gardening questions.
It’s a practice that improves your local environment and is a rewarding way to learn about the animals in your back yard. On the next Hort Day, we look at tailoring your garden to the needs of wildlife. ISU Extention's Rebecca Christoffel and Richard Jauron join the discussion and answer your gardening questions.
For many decades Colorado Blue Spruce were a very popular choice for windbreaks in Iowa. Now a lot of those trees are dead or dying. On today's Talk of Iowa it’s Horticulture Day. D.N.R. District Forester Mark Vitosh of Iowa City and I.S.U. Extension Horticulturist Richard Jauron will be here. We’ll talk about planting new windbreaks and rehabilitating old ones. We’ll also be answering your questions about plants and trees. We look forward to your questions!
It's summer and gardens are buzzing with numerous insects. Host Charity Nebbe talks with Richard Jauron and Donald Lewis from the Iowa State University Extension about how some insects have made an early appearance this year and some upcoming garden deadlines.
Some young gardeners in Ames got a surprise package from the White House last weekend. This hour, it’s Horticulture Day on Talk of Iowa with Charity Nebbe. Charity talks with a student from Kate Mitchell School in Ames about gardening with Michelle Obama. Also on the program, Richard Jauron and Cindy Haynes of Iowa State University will be here to answer your lawn, garden and plant questions.
The weather has been windy and dry, but gardens are still growing. On Horticulture Day host, Charity Nebbe, talks with a Des Moines meteorologist about the recent dry weather. Charity also talks with horticulturist Richard Jauron, from Iowa State University Extension about growing conditions and what to do during a dry spell.
You've selected the right plant for your landscape, picked a good spot and planted it well, but your work is not done. On today's Horticulture Day program, we'll look at ways to keep your plants and trees healthy. Including identifying insect or disease problems, why proper pruning is essential and how to avoid stressing your plants and trees. Charity's guests are Iowa State University Extension Horticulturist Richard Jauron and D.N.R. District Forester Mark Vitosh.
The danger of frost is dwindling, it’s time to get out and plant. On today's Talk of Iowa it’s Horticulture Day. We’ll talk about what to plant and how to plant it. Laura Jesse and Erika Saalau of the Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic of Iowa State University will be on hand to tell us what to watch for this spring as our plants grow.
Cool temperatures, plentiful moisture and a long growing season ahead make this the perfect time to plant a tree.
DNR Forester Mark Vitosh talks to Charity about selecting, planting and caring for trees. Iowa State University Extension Horticulturist Richard Jauron will answer all of your lawn and gardening questions.
This April is now acting a lot more like a typical April in Iowa. Horticulturists Cindy Haynes and Richard Jauron of Iowa State University are our guests. We’ll talk about how the freezing overnight temperatures of late have affected fruit trees and other plants around the state and we'll take your questions.
Our unusually warm late winter and early spring weather has transformed the landscape and lulled some of us into a false sense of security. On this week's Horticulture program, Charity speaks to Richard Jauron, Iowa State University Extension Horticulture and Linda Naeve, Iowa State University Extension Value Added Agriculture, about what we can plant right now what we should absolutely not plant now, even if the weather is so nice.
Iowa State University horticulture students are sharing their knowledge with students around the world. This hour, on Talk of Iowa's Horticulture Day, we’ll talk about a school garden project in the Virgin Islands and, of course we’ll talk about your garden projects. Charity's guests are horticulturists Richard Jauron of Iowa State University Extension and Jennifer Bousselot, a lecturer and Master Gardener Coordinator at Iowa State University.
Our March warmth and sunshine has brought out leaves, flowers and a whole lot of bugs. Iowa State University Extension Entomologist Donald Lewis will be here to explain why we’re suddenly seeing tiny gnats all over the place and to answer your questions about the other insects that are emerging. Iowa State University Extension Horticulturist Richard Jauron will be here to answer all of your lawn and gardening questions.
Can you picture your back yard as a small farm--with herbs, flowers and vegetables growing in place of the Kentucky Blue Grass? It can happen, if you learn a few basics. On today's Horticulture Friday, we hear about a spring course from Iowa State University Extension, "Learn How to Have a Homegrown Lifestyle." It will be offered at 11 Iowa locations beginning March 29. It's for folks who want to reconnect with the land, grown food for their own use and create a sustainable landscape. Andy Larson of ISU Extension will tell us more about the course.
For the last seven years faculty, staff and students from Iowa State University have been traveling to Uganda as part of a service learning program. Gail Nonnecke, a professor of horticulture at ISU has been involved from the very start. Charity talks with her about the program and how she has seen gardens and students grow during her visits to Uganda. Horticulturist Richard Jauron will also be here and they will answer your questions about plants in your life.
The growing season hasn’t begun, but it might be time for you to get busy in your yard or garden. On this "Hort Day" on Talk of Iowa, D.N.R. District Forester Mark Vitosh of Iowa City and I.S.U. Extension Horticulturist Richard Jauron are here. We’ll talk about spring pruning and starting seeds and we’ll answer your questions.
When maple trees experience the freezing nights and warm days of late winter, the sap starts to slowly rise. It's "Hort Friday" on Talk of Iowa, and we'll talk about maple syrup production. It's one of North America's oldest agricultural crops and there are a few commercial producers in Northeast Iowa. Guests are Richard Jauron, Iowa State University Extension Horticulture and Jesse Randall, Iowa State University Extension Forestry. We'll also answer your questions about the plants in your life.
"Punxsutawney Phil" may have predicted six more weeks of winter, but we all know that gardening season is just around the corner. It's Horticulture Friday today, and Charity looks at organic gardening and the new Plant Hardiness Zone map from the USDA. We'll find out why you might not want to invest in too many "Zone 5" plants just yet. Guests are Richard Jauron, Iowa State University Extension Horticulture and Kathleen Delate, Prof. of Horticulture at ISU.
Interest in local food in Iowa is high and now Iowa State University and the state legislature are trying to put some muscle behind that interest. On this Talk of Iowa "Hort Day" we'll talk about Iowa’s "Local Food and Farm Initiative" and how it’s impacting growers, sellers, consumers and the economy in the state. Guests are Richard Jauron, Iowa State University Extension Horticulture and Linda Naeve of the Value Added Agriculture Program of ISU Extension.
It hasn't felt like January so far this year. Unseasonably warm weather can change people's routines, and it can also be confusing for plants and insects. On this Horticulture Friday, Charity speaks with Richard Jauron, Iowa State University Extension Horticulture and Dr. Donald Lewis, Iowa State University Extension Entomology about how the warm weather is causing behaviors to change in the plant and insect worlds.