Conditions have been perfect for growing lush, green grass this summer, though weeds have been thriving as well. Host Charity Nebbe discusses summer lawn care with Nick Christians, professor of horticulture at Iowa State University. Christians has developed an organic herbicide using corn gluten meal. Horticulturist Richard Jauron also joins the program.
Trips to the farmers market bring us closer to the people who grow our food, but it can be a great learning experience and a lot of fun to actually visit a farm. Today on Talk of Iowa, it’s Horticulture Day. Horticulturists Linda Naeve and Richard Jauron from Iowa State Extension join the conversation. We talk farm crawls, U-picks, and Linda and Richard answer listener questions.
While 2013 has brought plenty of rain for our trees--maybe too much--the affects of last year's drought can still be seen across Iowa's landscape. Today on Talk of Iowa, we learn how to care for trees and other plants weakened by 2012's dry weather. Horticulturalists Jeff Iles and Richard Jauron join the program.
Thanks to the drought and various blights and diseases, the term evergreen doesn’t seem very appropriate in Iowa right now. Today on Talk of Iowa, it’s Horticulture Day. 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.
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. Today on Talk of Iowa it’s Horticulture Day. 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.
Iowans are a week out from the traditional tomato planting time, but once again many gardens are covered in snow. Today on Talk of Iowa, it’s Horticulture Day. Host Charity Nebbe finds out how this strange weather may affect gardens, and she talks hostas with hosta fanatic Dick Gladon, Associate Professor of Horticulture at Iowa State University. Richard Jauron, of Iowa State University Extension Horticulture answers planting questions, as well.
This is the season for planting, and next comes the season for fighting weeds. Today on Talk of Iowa, it’s Horticulture Day. Bob Hartzler, an ISU extension weed specialist joins the program to talk about doing battle with volunteer trees and invasive species like multiflora rose and honeysuckle. And, horticulturist Richard Jauron and Bob answer your questions.
New safety rules from the Food and Drug Administration may affect those of us who buy our food at farmer's markets and will certainly affect those who sell their produce at these markets. Angela Shaw, Assistant Professor of Food Safety from Iowa State University, will explain these new rules. We also talk about food safety precautions for home gardeners. Horticulturist Richard
Now is a great time to make plans about what you want to grow this summer, it’s also a great time to make some plans for keeping pests and disease at bay. Today on Horticulture Day, we hear from Laura Jesse, of the Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic, about preventative steps you can take. And of course, she and Richard Jauron answer all gardening and plant questions.
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. We talk about insects in literature, pop culture and in our every day lives. He and horticulturist Richard Jauron will also answer your questions.
It is officially springtime, although it’s hard to believe with the cold snowy weather we’ve been having. Today it’s Horticulture Day on Talk of Iowa! We’ll talk about how this late winter weather will impact the planting season. We’ll also discuss how you can eat local, fresh food all year round through Community Supported Agriculture, or "CSA". And, we’ll be taking your questions.
Spring has not yet sprung. That means there is still time to take care of a few late-winter chores in the garden before growing season. Horticulturists Richard Jauron and Cindy Haynes will join Charity Nebbe on today’s “Talk of Iowa” to talk about late-winter and early-spring chores like pruning your raspberries and grapevines, cutting back dead asparagus debris, potting up tender perennials indoors and planning out your vegetable garden.
We’ve just come through another blizzard, but there are spring-like temperatures in the forecast. If you’re going to start your own seeds, you’d better get going! We’ll talk about starting seeds and the earliest insects to emerge when the weather warms up with ISU Extension Entomologist Donald Lewis and ISU Extension Horticulturist Richard Jauron.
Just like melting snow, robins and daffodils, a sure sign of Spring is the return of our weekly Horticulture Day. We’ll talk about grafting fruit trees with horticulturists Richard Jauron and Patrick O’Malley.
Spring is coming. In these few remaining weeks of winter there are some things we need to get done out in the yard. Forester Mark Vitosh and horticulturist Richard Jauron will be here. We’ll talk about what we need to do before spring arrives and Mark and Richard will answer your questions.
Now is a good time to plant a garden, a good time to dream of Spring, and a great time to learn a few things that will help your garden grow when the time comes. On today's Horticulture Day, host Charity Nebbe talks about Iowa State University's extension homegrown lifestyle course.
Super Bowl 47 is coming up on February 3 and on game day a horticulture student from Iowa State University will be on the sidelines. Charity Nebbe talks with Kevin Hansen about his turf management internship at the Super Bowl. Then, Horticulturists Richard Jauron and Cindy Haynes answer listener questions about the plants in their lives.
It's the first Horticulture Day of the new year and Horticulturists Richard Jauron and Donald Lewis share their garden resolutions for the coming year. Listeners also weigh in on what they look forward to planting in their yards and gardens this spring.
Plants are a popular gift this time of year, like Christmas Cactus, Norfolk Pine, Amaryllis bulbs and of course, poinsettia. Charity Nebbe talks with Horticulturists Richard Jauron and Cindy Haynes about caring for seasonal plants and some great gift ideas for gardeners.
We just spent the summer trying to keep our plants alive through the drought, now it’s time to think about how to keep them alive through the winter. Charity Nebbe talks with horticulturist Richard Jauron and Aaron Stile of Reiman Gardens to talk about protecting your plants from cold and critters and answer your questions.
A new disease is appearing in Iowa. Downy mildew is taking its toll on the state's impatiens, and may have gardeners rethinking their landscapes. This and other plant disease and insect concerns are the topic of Horticulture Day. 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.
We spent the summer battling Japanese Beetles. We’re keeping a watchful eye out for the Emerald Ash Borer, and now there's a new invasive insect to deal with, the brown marmorated stink bug. Host Charity Nebbe talks with Entomologist Donald Lewis about this new pest and the recent reports of it located in Scott County.
The drought was hard on everyone this year and on today's Horticulture Day Kathleen Delate, a horticulture professor at Iowa State University, talks about how organic crops fared. Then, she discusses the diversity of organic produce in the state and how producers are responding to a growing demand for locally grown food.
This year’s harvest is nearly complete, but some gardeners and farmers are planting right now. Horticulturist Ajay Nair talks about cover crops, how to plant them, and what they can do for your soil. Then, Richard Jauron joins the conversation and he and Ajay answer listener questions.
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.
The days are growing shorter and nights are growing cooler. If you’re not ready to give up garden ripe tomatoes and other treats, what can you do? Host Charity Nebbe, talks with Linda Naeve and Richard Jauron of the Iowa State University Extension will be here and we’ll talk about extending the season. What commercial growers do and what you can do at home.
Have you been thinking about planting something out of the ordinary in your yard? Host Charity Nebbe talks with Patrick O’Malley of Iowa State University Extension about growing paw paws, aronia berries, and other minor fruit crops in Iowa. He and Richard Jauron from the ISU extension also answer listener questions about the plants in their lives.
It has been a bad summer for grass. On today's Horticulture Day we talk about that brown patch on your lawn. Will it come back to life when the rains come? Turf Grass Expert Dave Minner, along with horticulturist Richard Jauron, answer listener questions about their lawn and gardens.
Do you have what it takes to be a master gardener? Cindy Haynes, professor of horticulture and head of the Iowa Master Gardener Program at ISU, along with the program's new coordinator, Dennis Schrock, share tips on how to become a master gardener, further improve gardening skills, and master gardening projects throughout the state. Then, Richard Jauron from the Iowa State University Extensions to answer listeners' gardening questions.