heat http://iowapublicradio.org en Hot and Dry Weather Hard on Landscapes http://iowapublicradio.org/post/hot-and-dry-weather-hard-landscapes <p> It's been hot and dry in Iowa for weeks, and our landscapes are starting to show signs of stress.&nbsp; On Horticulture Day, Talk of Iowa host Charity Nebbe discusses the difficulties of maintaining our lawns and gardens through the heat.&nbsp; Extension Horticulturist Richard Jauron and ISU Associate Professor of Horticulture Cyndi Haynes offer their expertise and advice.</p><p></p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 19:23:57 +0000 Katherine Perkins & Charity Nebbe 28353 at http://iowapublicradio.org Hot and Dry Weather Hard on Landscapes Drought hurts grain farmers, but hits livestock producers hardest http://iowapublicradio.org/post/drought-hurts-grain-farmers-hits-livestock-producers-hardest <p>It&rsquo;s official: Iowa is deep in the throes of a drought. State climatologist Harry Hillaker is calling it the worst drought since 1988. Yesterday Hillaker joined Governor Branstad at a town hall in Mount Pleasant. Farmers from across the state came to share concerns&mdash;but the most worried? It wasn&rsquo;t those with thirsty grain crops;&nbsp; it was livestock farmers.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 11:22:57 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 4862 at http://iowapublicradio.org Drought hurts grain farmers, but hits livestock producers hardest Horticulture Day: Fruits and Vegetables http://iowapublicradio.org/post/horticulture-day-fruits-and-vegetables <p>Continuous temperatures in the triple digits with limited rain can certainly put stress on any plant or garden. Charity talks with Iowa State University Extension Horticulture Specialist, Richard Jauron, about helping plants battle the heat.&nbsp; ISU Extension Vegetable Production Specialist, Ajay Nair, also&nbsp;talks about incorporating fruits and vegetables into a home garden.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 16:17:41 +0000 Charity Nebbe 4302 at http://iowapublicradio.org Horticulture Day: Fruits and Vegetables