insects 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 A Sure Sign of Spring! http://iowapublicradio.org/post/sure-sign-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 http://iowapublicradio.org A Sure Sign of Spring! 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: 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: 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: Insect Mothers http://iowapublicradio.org/post/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 http://iowapublicradio.org Horticulture Day: Insect Mothers Horticulture Day: Insect Edition! http://iowapublicradio.org/post/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 http://iowapublicradio.org Horticulture Day: Insect Edition! Budding Biologist: Science Books For Kids http://iowapublicradio.org/post/budding-biologist-science-books-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="http://www.buddingbiologist.com./">“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 http://iowapublicradio.org Budding Biologist: Science Books For Kids An Entomologist Thanksgiving http://iowapublicradio.org/post/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 http://iowapublicradio.org An Entomologist Thanksgiving Downy Mildew on Horticulture Day http://iowapublicradio.org/post/downy-mildew-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 http://iowapublicradio.org Downy Mildew on Horticulture Day