insects en Repel Bugs, Gnat-urally <p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;">This spring, Freda<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>Sojka<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>says there's only one way to describe her business: busy.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:33:20 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Lindsey Moon 41847 at Repel Bugs, Gnat-urally Are They Bothering You or Biting You? <p>They float, swarm, harass and irritate, and they can<a href="" 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 Are They Bothering You or Biting You? The Cicadas are Coming! <p>They've been waiting in the ground for 17 years, but the wait is almost over.&nbsp; In just a few short weeks, a large brood of 17 year cicadas will emerge in 46 counties in Iowa.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe talks with Iowa State University Entomologist Donald Lewis about what to expect and how these remarkable and long-lived insects survive.</p><p></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 16:47:53 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Katherine Perkins 40047 at The Cicadas are Coming! 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 Backyard Ecosystems A Sure Sign of Spring! <p>Horticulture day returns to its weekly schedule, a sure sign of spring!&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe talks with Extension Entomologist Donald Lewis about the likely impact of colder than usual temperatures on Iowa's insect population.&nbsp; The answer:&nbsp; "not much."&nbsp; Extension Horticulturist Richard Jauron talks about the timely tasks that need doing in your garden.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 19:57:13 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Katherine Perkins 37224 at A Sure Sign of Spring! 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 Horticulture Day: Stinkbugs and Beetles 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 Horticulture Day: Insect Sounds 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 Horticulture Day: Emerald Ash Borer 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 Horticulture Day: Beetle Invasion Horticulture Day: Insect Mothers <p>On Sunday many mothers will be recognized with flowers, cards and attention from their loved ones, but there is a whole classification of mothers who really get very little respect.&nbsp; Today on Talk of Iowa it’s Horticulture Day.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe speaks with entomologist Donald Lewis, who will give some overdue recognition to the mothers in the insect world. He and Richard Jauron will also answer your questions.</p><p></p> Fri, 10 May 2013 16:30:08 +0000 Charity Nebbe 20568 at Horticulture Day: Insect Mothers Horticulture Day: Insect Edition! <p>We sing songs about the itsy-bitsy spider, wish we could be a fly on the wall, and we root for Spiderman. Entomologist Donald Lewis joins this edition of Talk of Iowa.&nbsp; We talk about insects in literature, pop culture and in our every day lives. He and horticulturist Richard Jauron will also answer your questions.</p><p></p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 16:35:03 +0000 Person: Charity Nebbe 18460 at Horticulture Day: Insect Edition! Budding Biologist: Science Books For Kids <p>Have you ever been snuggled up with a kid, reading a cute book and run across a glaring factual error? It was just that experience that inspired&nbsp; two moms to create scientifically accurate books for kids. Charity Nebbe talks with the women behind the <a href="">“Budding Biologist</a>” series, and about fact checking books for kids.</p><p></p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 17:27:01 +0000 Charity Nebbe 13069 at Budding Biologist: Science Books For Kids An Entomologist Thanksgiving <p>This time of year many of us take time to think about the things we are thankful for. Entomologist Donald Lewis is no different.Charity Nebbe celebrates an entomologists Thanksgiving with Donald Lewis and Horticulturist Richard Jauron. Lewis talks about why we should all be thankful for the insects we share our planet with.</p><p></p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 17:11:04 +0000 Charity Nebbe 10851 at An Entomologist Thanksgiving Downy Mildew on Horticulture Day <p></p><p>A new disease is appearing in Iowa.&nbsp; Downy mildew is taking its toll on the state's impatiens, and may have gardeners rethinking their landscapes.&nbsp; This and other plant disease and insect concerns are the topic of Horticulture Day.&nbsp; Guests include Laura Jesse, Entomologist and Erika Saalau-Rojas, Plant Pathologist of the ISU Plant Disease and Insect Diagnostic Clinic and Richard Jauron of Iowa State University Extension.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 17:28:38 +0000 Charity Nebbe 10191 at Downy Mildew on Horticulture Day