emerald ash borer http://iowapublicradio.org en Day of Insects http://iowapublicradio.org/post/day-insects <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It sounds like the title of a horror movie, but the people who attended the “Day of Insects” have an appreciation for the six-legged creatures that we share our lives with. One specimen in particular, caught the attention of Iowa Public Radio’s Rick Fredericksen.</span></p> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 38323 at http://iowapublicradio.org Day of Insects 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! Champion Ash Trees Threatened http://iowapublicradio.org/post/champion-ash-trees-threatened <p></p><p></p><p>Two enormous ash trees&nbsp;are record holders on the front line of the Emerald Ash Borer in eastern Iowa:&nbsp;the state's largest known white ash, in Fort Madison, and the biggest black ash in the nation, south of McGregor. Medical treatment may be on the way for the national champion black ash.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 32729 at http://iowapublicradio.org Champion Ash Trees Threatened Ash Tree Removal=$3,000,000,000+ http://iowapublicradio.org/post/ash-tree-removal3000000000 <p>A little green bug could end up costing Iowa billions of dollars in the coming years, as the state comes to terms with an Asian beetle sweeping across the Midwest.</p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 06:05:00 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 32730 at http://iowapublicradio.org Ash Tree Removal=$3,000,000,000+ Horticulture Day: Emerald Ash Borer http://iowapublicradio.org/post/horticulture-day-emerald-ash-borer-1 <p>The <a href="http://www.extendonondaga.org/natural-resources/emerald-ash-borer-agrilus-planipennis-fairmaire/">Emerald Ash Borer</a><a href="http://www.extension.iastate.edu/pme/emeraldashborer.html"> is in Iowa</a> and a number of communities have already started cutting town ash trees in an effort to get ahead of the invasion.&nbsp;&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe, <a href="http://www.ipm.iastate.edu/ipm/hortnews/taxonomy/term/2434">Mark Shour</a> of ISU Extension Pest Management and horticulturist <a href="http://www.hort.iastate.edu/directory/profile/12">Richard Jauron</a> discuss options for Mon, 16 Sep 2013 19:40:52 +0000 Charity Nebbe 29169 at http://iowapublicradio.org Horticulture Day: Emerald Ash Borer