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An Uneventful Summer For Invasive Insects Throughout Iowa

Entomologist Donald Lewis join the Hort Day for an overview of the invasive insect populations throughout Iowa.
Nicolas Brulois
Entomologist Donald Lewis joins Horticulture Day for an overview of invasive insect populations throughout Iowa.

Iowa was not invaded by so-called murder hornets this summer. The Asian Longhorned Beetle did not arrive in the state to kill the state’s maple trees. And the European paper wasp kept a low profile.

On this Horticulture Day edition of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe speaks with Entomologist Donald Lewis for a 2020 insect update. Horticulturist Richard Jauron joins the program to answer listeners' plant questions.


  • Donald Lewis, professor of entomology, Iowa State University
  • Richard Jauron, horticulture specialist, Iowa State University Extension
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Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Matthew was a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa