Mark Vitosh en Horticulture Day: Evergreens Not So Green <p>Thanks to the drought and various blights and diseases, the term evergreen doesn’t seem very appropriate in Iowa right now.&nbsp; Today on Talk of Iowa, it’s Horticulture Day.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe sits down with forester Mark Vitosh about the state of evergreens in Iowa. Horticulturist Richard Jauron also joins the conversation to answer your questions.</p><p></p> Fri, 17 May 2013 16:57:12 +0000 Charity Nebbe 20950 at Horticulture Day: Evergreens Not So Green Horticulture Day: Autumn Color Season <p>Spring came early this year, summer arrived and hit us hard, and now autumn is doing its thing. It's Horticulture Day and Forester Mark Vitosh will be here. He talks about how the long, hot dry summer has affected trees and how the fall color season is shaping up.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 16:19:39 +0000 Charity Nebbe 8659 at Horticulture Day: Autumn Color Season Horticulture Day: Oak Trees <p>The oak tree became Iowa&#39;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.</p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 16:44:19 +0000 Charity Nebbe 5684 at Horticulture Day: Oak Trees Horticulture Day: Trees <p>The drought continues throughout much of the state. On today's Horticulture Day Richard Jauron, horticulturist&nbsp;with the Iowa State University Extension, and Forester Mark Vitosh, talk about the stress the lack of rain has placed on trees.</p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 14:18:44 +0000 Charity Nebbe 5000 at Horticulture Day: Trees Hort Day: Planting New Windbreaks <p>For many decades Colorado Blue Spruce were a very popular choice for windbreaks in Iowa.&nbsp; Now a lot of those trees are dead or dying.&nbsp; On today&#39;s Talk of Iowa it&rsquo;s Horticulture Day. D.N.R. District Forester Mark Vitosh of Iowa City and I.S.U. Extension Horticulturist Richard Jauron will be here.&nbsp; We&rsquo;ll talk about planting new windbreaks and rehabilitating old ones.&nbsp; We&rsquo;ll also be answering your questions about plants and trees.&nbsp;&nbsp; We look forward to your questions!</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 20:05:11 +0000 Charity Nebbe 3570 at Hort Day: Planting New Windbreaks Horticulture Day- Plant and Tree Health <p>You&#39;ve selected&nbsp;the right plant for your landscape, picked a good spot and planted it well, but&nbsp;your work is not done.&nbsp;On today&#39;s Horticulture Day program,&nbsp;we&#39;ll look&nbsp;at ways to keep your plants and trees healthy.&nbsp;Including identifying&nbsp;insect or disease problems, why proper&nbsp;pruning is essential&nbsp;and how to avoid stressing your plants and trees. Charity&#39;s guests&nbsp;are Iowa State&nbsp;University Extension Horticulturist Richard Jauron&nbsp;and D.N.R. District&nbsp;Forester&nbsp;Mark Vitosh.</p> Fri, 18 May 2012 13:14:36 +0000 Charity Nebbe 1751 at Horticulture Day- Plant and Tree Health Horticulture Day- Tree Planting <p>Cool temperatures, plentiful moisture and a long growing season ahead make this the perfect time&nbsp;to plant&nbsp;a&nbsp;tree.&nbsp;</p><p>DNR Forester Mark Vitosh talks to Charity about selecting, planting and caring for trees.&nbsp;&nbsp;Iowa State University&nbsp;Extension Horticulturist Richard&nbsp;Jauron&nbsp;will answer all of your lawn and&nbsp;gardening&nbsp;questions.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 16:00:00 +0000 Charity Nebbe 216 at