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Our Love Affair With Roses

Michael YC

On this Talk of Iowa podcast, host Charity Nebbe speaks with Lina Rodriguez Salamanca and Laura Iles about our love affair with roses, a love that is sometimes tested by diseases and pests. During the conversation, listeners learn how to prevent disease and keep slugs and flies away from their beloved beauties.

Later on, Aaron Steil of Reiman Gardens in Ames answers listener questions about the plants and trees in their lives.


  • Lina Rodriguez Salamanca, plant pathologist and diagnostician with Iowa State University Extension
  • Laura Iles, entomologist, director, of the Iowa State University Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic
  • Aaron Steil, assistant director, Reiman Gardens in Ames
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Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Rick Brewer was a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River