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On Thursday, May 29th, the ISU Extension Entomology Department received a call from the Burlington area that the largest group of periodical cicadas, otherwise known as the 17 year "locusts," has begun to emerge. This group of cicadas is the offspring...

While caring for the yard and garden, it can be challenging to remember which garden chores should take place during each month. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has simplified the garden care process by creating a calendar that details the...

As you visit garden centers to purchase yard and garden supplies, you may have spotted a new tree you'd like to plant to bring beauty and interest to your yard. In addition to appearance, trees offer numerous other benefits to their owners and the environment....