Northern & Central Midwest

August, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Tree Check Month for Asian Longhorn Beetles

National News

The Asian longhorn beetle (ALB) is one of the biggest threats to trees in this country. This invasive insect, first discovered in the U.S. in 1996, arrived accidentally from Asia in wood cargo...

Award Winning Veggies

All-America Selections recently announced six 2015 Vegetable Award winners, including Regional and National winners. Three are varieties that will make great fall gardening choices for gardeners...

Busy Bees

Want to know what it's really like to be busy as a bee? Tune into the live bee cam at the People's Garden Apiary located on the roof of the Jamie L. Whitten Building at USDA Headquarters in...

The Best Joe-Pye Weeds

One of the most stunning plants in a late season garden, Joe-Pye weed dazzles with large clusters of pink, purple, or white flowers on plants that can rise as high as 6 or even 8 feet tall. These...

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In the Garden


Dealing with Anthracnose Disease on Trees

If you needed a reason to clean up your leaves this fall, do it to help prevent anthracnose disease from disfiguring the leaves of your favorite trees. Anthracnose is a group of fungal diseases that often appear after a cool, wet spring. The good...
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Shows & Events

Yardscaping with Fruit: Apples, Berries, Cherries, and More! Are you considering planting your first fruit tree? Or perhaps you have a yard full of fruiting...

Web Finds

IPM of Midwest Landscapes The University of Minnesota's Center for Urban Ecology and Sustainability site has a reference...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilize Vegetables and Annuals
  • Harvest Vegetables When Young
  • Let Plants Go To Seed
  • Leave Perennial Seedheads
  • Clean Up Fallen Fruits

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