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March 25, 2015

DES MOINES – Emerald Ash...

August 12, 2014

Soybean diseases are starting to show up in Iowa fields this growing season. In an ...

August 8, 2014

Rust is a fungal disease caused by several species of Puccinia.  All turfgrass...

August 8, 2014

A recent inquiry from an Extension and Outreach colleague about timing of preventive treatments for the emerald ash...

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 long...

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...

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 this year. Early...

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 stem...

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...

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