Everyone knows you can grow black walnuts in Iowa. But, there are actually a lot of other nuts we can grow too, and some of them may surprise you. Host Charity Nebbe talks with Jeff Jensen of Trees Forever, and Tom Wahl of Red Fern Farm in Wapello about hickory nuts, pecans, chestnuts, hazelnuts, pine nuts and more. Horticulturist Richard Jauron answers non-nut related questions.
It's Arbor Day and in Iowa the Emerald Ash Borer has a lot of people thinking about diversifying the trees in their landscape. On this "Horticulture Day" edition of Talk of Iowa Charity Nebbe talks with DNR District Forester Mark Vitosh about the work being done at Iowa's State Forest Nursery and how to pick the right tree to plant in your landscape.
Every year at this time, people like to venture out to cut their own Christmas Trees. Join host Charity Nebbe for her talk with Forester Mark Vitosh about selection and maintenance of live Christmas trees. Iowa State University Horticulturist Richard Jauron also answers your lawn and garden questions.
Iowa’s trees are facing many different threats from invasive species and disease. Today on Talk of Iowa, it’s Horticulture Day. Host Charity Nebbe talks with Patty Peterson of Trees Forever about planning for the future forest and the planting for better water quality and quality of life. Horticulturist Richard Jauron also joins to answer listener questions.
It has already begun. We can see a little bit of orange, some yellows and even some burgundies... and it's just going to get better. Host Charity Nebbe talks with DNR District Forester Mark Vitosh about the conditions that lead to a vibrant fall and what our chances are this year. They also discuss when to expect peak color and how to track the peak across the state. ISU Extension Horticulturist Richard Jauron also joins in to answer questions.
The changing season affects the animal behaviors in the sky and trees, on the ground and in the water. Host Charity Nebbe speaks with wildlife biologist Rebecca Christoffel of Iowa State University Extension, ISU fisheries specialist Allen Pattillo and DNR forester Mark Vitosh.
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.
On Horticulture Day we spend a lot of time talking about the trees in your yard, this week we talk about the trees in Iowa’s state forests. Host Charity Nebbe talks with forester Mark Vitosh, who has been traveling around to our state forests lately and tells us about what he has seen. Then horticulturist Richard Jauron joins the conversation to answer listener 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.
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!
Cool temperatures, plentiful moisture and a long growing season ahead make this the perfect time to plant a tree.
DNR Forester Mark Vitosh talks to Charity about selecting, planting and caring for trees. Iowa State University Extension Horticulturist Richard Jauron will answer all of your lawn and gardening questions.