This spring, it seemed like it might have been safe to plant earlier than usual, and then we get hit with a few nights of frost warnings. So, at least I don’t feel too far behind. If you’re eager to get your hands in the dirt, you’re in luck. Plant sales are kicking off this […]
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The final outdoor farmers markets of the season are fast-approaching. Many markets ended their seasons last month, but nearly 20 in Eastern Iowa will continue for another week or so. You can still find potatoes, cabbage, fall root crops such as beets, tomatoes, winter squash and more, along with locally raised meat, eggs, honey and […]
Another discovery of the invasive emerald ash borer is leading to a statewide quarantine on ash wood products. This time – the sixth confirmed infestation in Iowa since 2010 – the destructive beetle was found by city employees trimming trees in Waterloo. Emerald Ash Borer, a beetle that kills all types of ash trees, has […]
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources released this today: (Feb. 25, 2013) – Elevated fine particle pollution levels were recorded across eastern Iowa this morning. Fine particle levels above EPA health standards are likely to persist in Black Hawk and Linn Counties until early Tuesday morning, when northeast winds are expected to clear the air.