And just like that… suddenly it’s Fall (or feels like it). On this Horticulture Day, Denny Schrock, Iowa Master Gardener Coordinator is here along with Iowa State University Extension Horticulturist Richard Jauron. We talk about bulbs, spring blooming and fall blooming bulbs. Just in time for some possible frost that might hit northern Iowa tonight.
The "Hort Gang" from Iowa State is back today. One of the gang, Cindy Haynes, Assoc. Prof. of Horticulture at Iowa State University, fills us in on ISU's upcoming "Field Days," offering gardeners a chance to get ideas for their own gardens and see a wide variety of plants in action. The "Field Days" are held at a variety of locations across Iowa.
Also on the program is regular Richard Jauron, Iowa State University Extension Horticulturist and Iowa DNR District Forester, Mark Vitosh of Iowa City.
Purple foliage, purple flowers and purple fruits and veggies… Horticulturist Cindy Haynes has a passion for purple.
Today on Talk of Iowa, it’s Horticulture Day. Host Charity Nebbe talks with Cindy about purple plants for your landscape and garden. Horticulturist Richard Jauron and Cindy also answer listener questions about all plant and garden needs.
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.
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.
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 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.
There’s a new pest in Iowa. The Spotted Wing Drosophila Fly has been sighted in Story County this week. On today's Horticulture Day, host Charity Nebbe talks with Iowa State University Extension Entomologist Donald Lewis about the Spotted Wing Drosophila and the threat it poses to fruit crops.
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.
Some parents try to get their children into the garden, but one man is bringing the garden straight to children. Scott Koepke, garden educator at New Pioneer in Iowa City, talks about his efforts to get children into the garden at school, church, and throughout the community. Then, Richard Jauron, Iowa State University horticulturist, and Laura Jesse with Iowa State University Plant Diagnostics lab, answer listeners' gardening questions.
The drought continues throughout much of the state. On today's Horticulture Day Richard Jauron, horticulturist with the Iowa State University Extension, and Forester Mark Vitosh, talk about the stress the lack of rain has placed on trees.
Cindy Haynes, an associate professor of horticulture at Iowa State University, shares information about several upcoming Demonstration Garden Field Days, where the public can catch a glimpse of ongoing research and learn about gardening techniques. Charity also talks with Richard Jauron, Iowa State University Extension Horticulture specialist, to tackle listener's gardening questions.
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. ISU Extension Vegetable Production Specialist, Ajay Nair, also talks about incorporating fruits and vegetables into a home garden.
It’s a practice that improves your local environment and is a rewarding way to learn about the animals in your back yard. On the next Hort Day, we look at tailoring your garden to the needs of wildlife. ISU Extention's Rebecca Christoffel and Richard Jauron join the discussion and answer your gardening questions.
For many decades Colorado Blue Spruce were a very popular choice for windbreaks in Iowa. Now a lot of those trees are dead or dying. On today's Talk of Iowa it’s Horticulture Day. D.N.R. District Forester Mark Vitosh of Iowa City and I.S.U. Extension Horticulturist Richard Jauron will be here. We’ll talk about planting new windbreaks and rehabilitating old ones. We’ll also be answering your questions about plants and trees. We look forward to your questions!
It's summer and gardens are buzzing with numerous insects. Host Charity Nebbe talks with Richard Jauron and Donald Lewis from the Iowa State University Extension about how some insects have made an early appearance this year and some upcoming garden deadlines.
Some young gardeners in Ames got a surprise package from the White House last weekend. This hour, it’s Horticulture Day on Talk of Iowa with Charity Nebbe. Charity talks with a student from Kate Mitchell School in Ames about gardening with Michelle Obama. Also on the program, Richard Jauron and Cindy Haynes of Iowa State University will be here to answer your lawn, garden and plant questions.
Great news for Iowa strawberry lovers: the crop this year is two-weeks early! And even better, growers report the berries are especially sweet and abundant. It's Hort Friday on Talk of Iowa, and we'll hear about this season's strawberries from Judy and Dean Henry, owners of "The Berry Patch," located south of Nevada. Richard Jauron and Linda Naeve of Iowa State University Extension will add their berry expertise to the conversation and will answer your lawn, garden and plant questions as well.
The weather has been windy and dry, but gardens are still growing. On Horticulture Day host, Charity Nebbe, talks with a Des Moines meteorologist about the recent dry weather. Charity also talks with horticulturist Richard Jauron, from Iowa State University Extension about growing conditions and what to do during a dry spell.