yard http://iowapublicradio.org en Backyard Ecosystems http://iowapublicradio.org/post/backyard-ecosystems <div>Join Talk of Iowa for a talk with Douglas Tallamy, Professor and Chair of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware. He says&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">“We need to change the way we interact with nature; it should not be segregated,” and that living with nature can be very rewarding.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Tallamy says that Americans use plants that are&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">mostly from Asia&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">as decorations. &nbsp;The result is a reduced biodiversity in the places we live, work, and farm. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:20:16 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Ben Stanton 37346 at http://iowapublicradio.org Backyard Ecosystems 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: 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: State Forest Trees http://iowapublicradio.org/post/horticulture-day-state-forest-trees <p>On Horticulture Day we spend a lot of time talking about the trees in your yard, this week we talk about the trees in Iowa’s state forests.&nbsp;Host Charity Nebbe talks with forester Mark Vitosh, who has been traveling around to our state forests lately&nbsp;and tells us about what he has seen. Then horticulturist Richard Jauron joins the conversation to answer listener questions.</p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 18:12:29 +0000 Charity Nebbe 9867 at http://iowapublicradio.org Horticulture Day: State Forest Trees