Burleigh County Extension
September is MORE Fruits & Veggies Month. People who eat more generous amounts of fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet are likely to have reduced risk of chronic diseases, including strokes, type 2 diabetes, some types of cancer, and perhaps heart disease and high blood pressure.
This harvest calendar provides general availability of many vegetables and fruits that can be found in North Dakota. This is brought to you by the North Dakota Department of Ag in partnership with NDSU Extension Service.
As the summer days start to get shorter our plants need to prepare for the winter days ahead. It is best to wait until the middle of September to start fertilizing and spraying for weeds again. Check out this article and more with NDSU's weekly Yard and Garden Report.
Creating beauty and wellness one garden at a time! The NDSU Extension Service Master Gardener Program is not an ordinary education program. An ordinary class would teach you the basics of horticulture. The Master Gardener program goes beyond ordinary and invests in creating leaders to serve the needs of their communities.
The robust and intense flavors of lettuce make it a popular choice during the summertime because it is in season, inexpensive and easy to prepare. Many varieties flourish in home gardens.
In late summer and fall, voles store seeds, tubers, bulbs, and rhizomes. They will eat bark from trees and shrubs, primarily in fall and winter, and they will eat crops, if the populations are high. Voles rarely invade houses, in the event that they do, they can be controlled by setting snap traps.
Worldwide there are over 2500 different mosquito species. However, in North Dakota there are 43 species of mosquitoes and about 200 in the United States. Only a few of these species cause annoyance by biting, but some can also transmit diseases such as West Nile.
to the participants in this week's Operation Fun Day Camp. The happy campers did a hike along the Mills Nature Trail and in Sertoma Park with Facilities Specialist Martha Willand and picked up garbage along the way, making the world a little more beautiful today.
As your gardens are beginning to produce a bounty of vegetables, we invite you to participate in the Hunger Free ND Garden Program this summer. This program encourages gardeners across the state to share their excess produce with those who are less fortunate and may not have the opportunity to grow their own food. To help you get started donating, we have a scale and log available in our office Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. so you can conveniently weigh your produce and then simply drop it off at the site of your choice.
At fair we are reminded that 4-H is a fun, learn-by-doing educational program for young people. It is the youth development program of the North Dakota State University Extension Service, but it is more than you ever imagined.