Utah State University Extension Gardening

Utah State University Extension

Gardening tips specific to Utah and the Intermountain West

All Episodes

Utah State University Extension horticulturist Dan Drost discusses final garden preparations before winter arrives 

Nov 29

2 min 11 sec

Teryl Roper, Utah State University Extension fruit tree specialist, discusses ways to protect your trees from winter sunburn. 

Nov 29

2 min 18 sec

Utah State University Wildlife specialist Terry Messmer debunks the myth of the sleepy Christmas mouse. 

Nov 29

2 min 20 sec

Utah State University Extension pomologist, Teryl Roper discusses "when to know it's time to pick your apples?"  

Aug 30

2 min 2 sec

Utah State University Extension horticulturist Taun Beddes and USU Extension turf Specialist Kelly Kopp discuss strategies for watering during a drought. 

Aug 27

11 min 39 sec

Utah State University Extension horticulturist Taun Beddes discusses common causes of delayed ripening of tomatoes 

Aug 27

8 min 13 sec

Teryl Roper, Utah State University Extension palmologist, gives some tips on summer and fall tree care that can help your trees survive the coming winter. 

Aug 13

2 min 20 sec

Dan Drost, Utah State University Extension vegetables specialist, gives some tips for summer heat garden care. 

Aug 13

2 min 16 sec

Taun Beddes, Utah State University Extension horticulturist discusses a new invasive species called the Elm Seed Bug 

Jul 22

9 min 13 sec

Utah State University Extension horticulturist Taun Beddes and USU Extension turf specialist Kelly Kopp discuss drought and lawn issues and solutions. 

Jul 15

11 min 45 sec

Utah State University horticulturists give their tips for July Gardening 

Jul 15

2 min 1 sec

Utah State University Extension entomologist Diane Alston gives a quick overview of treatment for common summer vegetable pests 

Jul 15

2 min 19 sec

Utah State University Extension horticulturist Taun Beddes discusses how to tell what's wrong with your lawn and plants if you see browning. 

Jul 9

11 min 56 sec

Utah State University Extension horticulturist Taun Beddes discusses using clover and yarrow as lawn alternatives. 

Jul 9

7 min 46 sec

Rick Heflebower, Utah State University Extension horticulturist in Washington County (the hottest place in Utah) gives some tips on water management and protecting your garden 

Jul 7

1 min 57 sec

Utah State University Extension horticulturist Taun Beddes discusses common diseases and treatments for Sycamore and London Plane Trees with Savannah Peterson 

Jun 24

16 min 46 sec

Just as humans must learn to adapt to changes in water availability during a drought, so must wildlife. Less water means less available habitat for wildlife, and since Utah is home to a sizable number of wildlife species, prolonged drought can create a perfect storm for human-wildlife conflict at the urban-wildland interface. Utah State University Extension wildlife specialist Terry Messmer discusses solutions. 

Jun 24

2 min 2 sec

Did your fruit trees flower and set fruit this spring? If not, what can you do to encourage flowering and fruit sets? In this segment, we'll explore some common problems and how to mitigate them. Utah State University Extension pomologist Tyrel Roper offers some solutions. 

Jun 24

2 min 2 sec

Utah State University Extension horticulturist Taun Beddes discusses drought stress and diseases of walnut and pine trees. 

Jun 10

12 min 1 sec

Utah State University Extension entomologist Diane Alston discusses "Bee City" designation and the importance of pollinators. 

Jun 9

2 min 4 sec

Taun Beddes, Utah State University Extension horticulturist and prolific podcaster explains the history of earwigs and gives tips for trapping and controlling them. 

Jun 8

10 min 54 sec

Utah State University vegetables specialist Dan Drost gives some tips on shade and water conservation for you garden in June. 

Jun 8

2 min 20 sec

Utah State University pomologist Teryl Roper discusses how and when to fertilize fruit trees. 

May 21

2 min 13 sec

Utah State University Extension horticulturist Taun Beddes discusses reasonable expectations for your lawn this summer and how to combat Creeping Spurge, Dandelions and Crabgrass. 

May 20

13 min 4 sec

Utah State University Extension horticulturist Taun Beddes give his suggestions for easy-to-grow plants in the Intermountain West.  Hummingbird Mint, Catmint, and Stella D'Oro Daylily, Bosnian Pine

May 19

10 min 16 sec

Utah State University Extension pomologist Teryl Roper discusses best practices for planting new fruit trees. 

May 19

1 min 47 sec

Utah State University Extension vegetables specialist Dan Drost gives time tip on spring vegetable planing. 

May 19

2 min 18 sec

Utah State University Extension horticulturist Taun Beddes answers common spring planting questions such as "when to plant warm season vegetables and how to plant grass seed. 

May 19

12 min 55 sec

Utah State University Extension horticulturist Taun Beddes discusses cause and treatments for iron chlorosis. 

May 19

10 min 40 sec

Diane Alston, Utah State University Extension entomologist discusses cicadas. Spring is a time to explore and learn about many kinds of insects as they emerge from their overwintering states and habitats. Cicadas are an interesting group of insects for multiple reasons. They are prehistoric-looking insects and spend the majority of their lives underground feeding on plant roots, especially trees and shrubs. This occurs in their immature or nymphal stage. 

Apr 28

2 min 13 sec

Diane Alston, Utah State University Extension entomologist, discusses research on drought tolerance and pest resistance. 

Apr 27

2 min 9 sec

Utah State University Extension horticulturist Taun Beddes discusses how to successfully grow raspberries 

Apr 15

20 min 3 sec

Utah State University Extension entomologist Diane Alston discusses experimental treatments to stop Bark Beetles from eating your trees. 

Apr 15

2 min 10 sec

Utah State University Extension horticulturist Rick Heflebower gives a few tips on choosing fruit trees. 

Apr 15

1 min 45 sec

Utah State University Extension horticulturist Rick Heflebower gives his tips on planting April vegetables. 

Apr 13

2 min 13 sec

Utah State University Extension horticulturist Taun Beddes answers common questions about fruit trees in the Intermountain West. 

Apr 13

6 min 52 sec

Utah State University Extension horticulturist Taun Beddes answers common questions about turf care in the Intermountain West. 

Apr 13

15 min 53 sec

Utah State University horticulturist Taun Beddes gives his suggestions for easy to grow shade tolerant perennials.

Apr 13

7 min 51 sec

COVID-19 has caused all to change and adapt to new social distancing guidelines to mitigate the effects of the pandemic on their lives and communities.  In response to social distancing guidelines, innovative Utahns have engaged in new activities that still allow for family contact and explore new adventures. These activities have included increased participation in outdoor recreation and backyard agriculture to include gardening and chicken.

Feb 18

2 min 1 sec

Rich Heflebower, USU Extension horticulturist in Washington County, discusses his seed choices for 2021.   

Feb 18

2 min 4 sec

Kelly Kopp, USU Extension Turf Specialist discusses Lawn Mold. The term mold describes several fungal species that have a fuzzy appearance, especially when found on that loaf of bread in the back of the pantry that you forgot about.

Feb 18

1 min 49 sec

Terry Messmer, Utah State University Wildlife specialists, discusses common habits of winter wildlife and how to prepare yourself. 

Jan 12

2 min 8 sec

Rick Heflebower, Utah State University Extension horticulturist in Washington County, discusses winter care of citrus trees 

Jan 12

2 min

Rick Heflebower, USU Extension horticulturist in Washington County gives some tips on sorting through all the seed catalogs and online offers. 

Jan 12

2 min 15 sec

This time of year, things are starting to mature from our late garden like beans, corn, pumpkins. It's also a good time to begin to think about planting a late fall garden. The air temperatures are cool, but the soil temperatures are warm. Rick Heflebower, USU Extension horticulturist in Washington County discusses some options. 

Oct 2020

2 min 9 sec

Dan Drost, USU Extension vegetable specialist discusses protecting your garden from frost and gives suggestions for cover crops you can plant now. 

Oct 2020

2 min 4 sec

Teryl Roper, USU Extension pomologist discusses Fall fruit tree care.  During September the last of the peaches and apples will be harvested. At the end of the season, it's time to begin preparing fruit trees for the cold weather that will surely come. The idea is to not do things that encourage growth. Here are some ideas to consider.

Oct 2020

2 min 4 sec

Utah State University vegetables specialist Dan Drost talks about melon harvesting 

Aug 2020

1 min 53 sec

Utah State University Extension vegetables specialist Dan Drost discusses helpful tips which can be founds at garden.usu.edu 

Aug 2020

1 min 47 sec

Utah State University entomologist Diane Alston talks about the Asian Giant Hornet or what some people are calling the Murder Hornet. You may have heard of this insect; it is a large hornet or wasp. It is one and a half to two inches long- so about the size of a matchbox.  

Jul 2020

2 min 4 sec