The Iowa Tick Surveillance Program (previously known as the Lyme Disease Surveillance Program) regularly posts maps to show where Iowan's typically encounter the three types of ticks that are most common in the state.
Found a tick?
Unit 1, Lesson 1: Introduction to IPM
(This curriculum was developed by Iowa State University with funding from the North Central IPM Center and USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.)
Power point presentation.
- Basics of IPM: Unit 1 - lesson 1 Introduction to IPM.pdf
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer three hours classed for anyone interested in being certified to sell morel mushrooms legally within the state of Iowa. The workshop is held every year during spring on the Iowa State campus.
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. Homeowners and gardeners with lawn questions should contact horticulturists at Hortline by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 515-294-3108.
What is the proper mowing height for a lawn?
DES MOINES – Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified in a residential tree in Newton in Jasper County from a larva sample collected on March 20, 2014. EAB kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America.
DES MOINES – The emerald ash borer (EAB), a destructive and invasive insect of ash trees has been discovered in central rural Montgomery County. Iowa’s growing number of counties with confirmed detections has now reached twenty-seven. Native to Asia, EAB has spread to 25 states since first being identified in Michigan back in 2002. This exotic pest is responsible for the death of tens of millions of ash trees. Click for current map of infestations.
Grasshoppers are an occasional pest in Iowa farms and gardens. The number of grasshoppers varies greatly from year to year and from place to place. This appears to be one of the years when at least some growers and gardeners are going to see more than the usual number.