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August 7, 2014

Trees can become afflicted with problems that can change their appearance and overall health. Iowa State University...

August 7, 2014

The lack of reliable traits to distinguish Palmer amaranth and waterhemp during vegetative stages complicates efforts at...

August 4, 2014

DES MOINES – Two adult Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) beetles have been collected from a trap in a residential tree in Boone...

August 4, 2014

Since 2000, soybean aphid has been the primary soybean insect pest in Iowa. Infestations are sporadic and...

July 25, 2014

Septoria leaf spot and early blight are common foliar diseases of tomatoes in home gardens....

July 23, 2014

Sigh.  It's hard to believe but the periodical cicada emergence of 2014 that we waited 17...

July 23, 2014

Grasshoppers are an occasional pest in Iowa farms and gardens.  The number of...

July 23, 2014

The following are highlights and updates about samples and questions recently...

July 23, 2014

Iowa now has 11 infested counties after larva found in Muscatine

DES MOINES, Iowa – A larva...

July 23, 2014

We continue to receive several questions about Northern corn leaf blight, Goss’s...

July 23, 2014

Soybean samples have been arriving almost daily at the ISU Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic...

July 23, 2014

Northern corn leaf blight (NCLB) has been reported in numerous fields...

July 23, 2014

Grasshopper activity has been noted this week in Iowa. These insects feed on grasses and...

July 7, 2014

We will have a fair amount of corn tasseling shortly after the weekend – so fungicide...

July 7, 2014

One thing we have learned from outbreaks of sudden death syndrome (SDS) in years past is that...

July 7, 2014

Farmers in the Midwest may be concerned about white mold (also called Sclerotinia...

July 1, 2014

Summer marks the season when your lawn can look its best – if you know how to maintain it properly. Here...

July 1, 2014

“All good things must come to an end” and that includes the cicada emergence of 2014...

July 1, 2014

AMES, Iowa — The Emerald Ash Borer is an insect that, in a matter of time, will destroy all ash trees. Because the...

June 13, 2014

Japanese beetle is becoming a more common field crop pest in...

June 13, 2014

EAB, emerald ash borerDES MOINES – An adult Emerald Ash Borer submitted by an Iowa City resident to the Iowa EAB Team...

May 15, 2014

Sudden death syndrome in soybeanThe world’s most widely...

April 30, 2014

AMES, Iowa — Proper mowing practices play a vital role in helping to maintain a healthy, sustainable home lawn. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about lawns and lawn mowing.

April 28, 2014

AMES, Iowa — The Integrated Pest Management program at Iowa State University is hosting its fourth crop scouting competition on Aug. 5 for teams of Iowa high school students.

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