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Horticulture and Home Pest News
Horticulture & Home Pest News is filled with articles on current horticulture, plant care, pest management, and common household pests written by Iowa State University Extension specialists in the Departments of Entomology, Horticulture and Plant Pathology.

Horticulture Field Days

This article was published originally on 6/9/2010

You are formally invited to the Second Annual ISU All Horticulture Field Day on July 29, 2010. This educational and fun-filled day will include tours, commercial displays, demonstrations from vendors, and a Farmer's Market with locally produced fruits and vegetables that people of all ages can enjoy! The tours will be lead by Department of Horticulture faculty, graduate students, and other university specialists who will share their knowledge and answer any questions you may have. After the tours, you will be able to sit down to a great lunch from our local food producers and enjoy the beautiful and scenic Iowa State University Horticulture Research Farm in Gilbert.
 
Please visit the ISU Horticulture Department website for details about the tours and demonstrations and to register for the eventVendors and non-profit organizations can still sign up to have a booth.
 
Remember...this is a chance to learn about various aspects of horticulture and have fun while doing it. So, get excited! Hope to see you there!
 
Home Demonstration Gardens on Display
 
Mark your calendars for the 2010 Home Demonstration Garden Field Days! There are several field days scheduled across the state at different Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms. Themes this year include: a giant pumpkin contest; a compost trial; a blooming quilt block; eggplants; and other new or unusual flowers and vegetables. Come join us in the garden!
 
Date                 Time             Farm/Location
July 27           6:00pm           Rock Rapids County Fair
July 28           6:30pm           Armstrong/Lewis
Aug  7            4:00pm           Northeast/Nashua
Aug  9            6:30pm           Muscatine/Fruitland
Aug 10           6:30pm           Northern/Kanawha
Aug 11           6:30pm           Hort. Station/Gilbert