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Mark Gleason

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Collaborator
Professor
Area of Expertise: 
Plant Pathology

Ajay Nair

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Collaborator
Assistant Professor
Area of Expertise: 
Horticulture

Cindy Haynes

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Collaborator
Professor
Area of Expertise: 
Horticulture

Donald Lewis

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Collaborator
Professor
Area of Expertise: 
Entomology

Zachary Clemens

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Staff
Communications Specialist II
Area of Expertise: 
IPM, Agronomy, Horticulture

Jeff Iles

Jeffery Iles
Collaborator
Professor and Chair
Area of Expertise: 
Horticulture

Periodical Cicadas: And Then They Were Gone

July 23, 2014

Sigh.  It's hard to believe but the periodical cicada emergence of 2014 that we waited 17 long years to see is over.  They came, they sang their song, they perpetuated the species (which is all that was expected on them, after all), and now they are gone.  Oh, there will be a few stragglers next summer to remind us of what was, but for the most part, those of us living in central Iowa will not see them here again until 2031.  Let the countdown begin!!

Control of Foliar Diseases on Tomatoes

July 25, 2014

Septoria leaf spot and early blight are common foliar diseases of tomatoes in home gardens.  Fungal diseases overwinter on plant debris in the soil.  Fungal spores are splashed onto plant foliage by raindrops or splashing water and invade the plant tissue when leaf surfaces are wet.  Rainy weather in spring and early summer favors development of foliar diseases on tomatoes. 


 

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