Doug Rieck, HyVee Greenhouse, 86th and Douglas, Urbandale
Chris Thompson, Just Add Water, 515-208-4099, Retail Store at Kidman Tree Farm, 3665 NW 98th Ave, Polk City, Iowa
Tickets $10 each, available at ponds 1 through 8.
Start at POND #1 address: 13315 Douglas Parkway, Urbandale, IA
Website: Preserve The Taste of Summer, ISU Extension to Families
Copper Fungicides (no pre-harvest interval according to most labels, just wash it off)
Monterey Liqui-Cop (Copper Ammonium Complex)
Bonide Liquid Copper (Copper Octanoate = Copper Soap)
Bordeaux Mix (Copper Sulfate and Hydrated Lime)
Kocide 3000 (Copper Hydroxide), agricultural label
Fixed Coppers vs Bordeaux Mix, UC ANR Publication 7481
Fixed coppers include: Basicop, Champ, Champion, Citcop, Cuprofix Ultra, Kocide, Nu-Cop,Super Cu, Tenn-Cop, & Tri-basic copper sulfate.
A short list of fungicides you may find labelled for use on tomatoes. This list is for Indiana, not for Iowa, but many (most) products will be the same in both states. Check and always follow the label!
Honeybees are important, but Squash Bees may be even more so. They are active when hoenybees may not be. Because of this Eileen recommends against general use insecticides like Sevin on squash. Insecticidal soap, handpicking egg masses, and a shop vac for nymphs and adults are probably better for home gardeners. If you suck up a squash bee or two, there will be more in the area. If the plant is poisonous, any insect visitor will be affected.
An Amorphophallus Update!
Aaron's Amorphophallus konjac is liking things in the his yard! Its about 3.5 feet tall.