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Apple trees and Iowa's early summer temperatures

Talk of Iowa, hosted by Charity Nebbe

Whether it's a sour cherry or Goldrush apple, any number of bugs or blights can render fruit-bearing trees fruitless.

Apple trees burst into bloom this week. Even though harvest is months away this is the season of hope and optimism, it’s also a good time to make a plan for how you want to care for your apple trees this season.

On this episode of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks to Aaron Steil and Suzanne Slack of Iowa State University Extension about what you can do to get your orchard off to a good growing season.


  • Aaron Steil, consumer horticulture specialist, Iowa State University Extension
  • Suzanne Slack, assistant professor of horticulture, Iowa State University
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Zachary Oren Smith is a reporter covering Eastern Iowa