entomologist 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 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 Invasive Species: Air and Water http://iowapublicradio.org/post/invasive-species-air-and-water <p>The Emerald Ash Borer is spreading through Iowa. &nbsp;It has now been found in Burlington. &nbsp;Hear how the insect spreads and what is being done about it. &nbsp;New rules are in effect for boaters on Iowa's waterways aimed at preventing the spread of invasive plants and animals.</p><p>Also, in the second half of the program, we talk about a Cuban baseball player that defected to the U.S. while in Des Moines. &nbsp;And we wrap up the hour with a discussion about the weather and how Iowa's crops are reacting.</p><p></p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 21:04:26 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 24236 at http://iowapublicradio.org Invasive Species: Air and Water 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! Horticulture Day http://iowapublicradio.org/post/horticulture-day-11 <p></p><p>We’ve just come through another blizzard, but there are spring-like temperatures in the forecast. &nbsp;If you’re going to start your own seeds, you’d better get going!&nbsp;&nbsp; We’ll talk about starting seeds and the earliest insects to emerge when the weather warms up with ISU<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Extension Entomologist Donald Lewis and ISU</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Extension Horticulturist Richard </span>Jauron.</p><div></div><p></p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 20:32:10 +0000 Charity Nebbe 17433 at http://iowapublicradio.org Horticulture Day 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