- Open Houses to Answer Questions on Hop Production
- Hop Production 101: A Guide to Growing Healthy Hops
- Celebrate June Dairy Month in Iowa
- Cover Crop Field Day to Look at Cereal Rye Cultivars and Planting Dates
- Protecting Food is Focus of ISU Field Day
- Donation Gardening Project Aims to Bring More Produce to Food Pantries
- Master Gardener Program Awards $20,000 in Grants
Food safety procedures for water safety, cleaning produce and handling practices
Thursday, June 30 - 3-5 p.m. at the One Step at a Time Gardens
(1465 120th Street) near Kanawha, Iowa.
- Water testing for cleaning produce as well as sanitizers
- Packaging and temperature
Free but registration is appreciated by contacting Linda Naeve at 515-294-8946 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Link to recorded video conference and handouts plus Calculating Growing Degree days how-to and excel file.
Summer seasonal pests have emerged including squash bugs and stink bugs. However, for the most part, population numbers are fairly low compared to other years. For squash bugs, controlling nymphs early, often, and with the right product is the key to managing their populations. Nymphs, just after hatch, are susceptible to insecticides but as they mature they grow out of their insecticide susceptibility. Economic thresholds are at least one egg mass per plant. When scouting, look for reddish/bronze colored eggs on the underside of cucurbit leaves. Products