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Laying the groundwork for lawn care

Talk of Iowa, hosted by Charity Nebbe

On this week's edition of Horticulture Day, Talk of Iowa host Charity Nebbe chats with Iowa State University Assistant Professor of Horticulture and Extension Turfgrass Specialist Adam Thoms. He shares lawn care and seeding tips as parts of Iowa experience extreme drought. Later, retired ISU Extension Horticulture Specialist and founding member of the "Hort Gang," Richard Jauron, joins the conversation to help field listener questions.


  • Adam Thoms, assistant professor of Horticulture and Extension turfgrass specialist, Iowa State University
  • Richard Jauron, retired horticulture specialist, Iowa State University Extension
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Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Dani Gehr is a producer for River to River and Talk of Iowa. Dani came to Iowa from her hometown in the northwest suburbs of Chicago to attend Iowa State University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in journalism, international studies and French. Before coming to IPR, Dani covered local government in Story County for the Ames Tribune and Des Moines Register.