Crop & Pest Report



Preparing Trees for Winter Checklist (09/12/13)

With the coming of fall it is important to remember to prepare your trees for the tough North Dakota winter. The following checklist serves as a reminder of the most important considerations for fall tree care and proper tree winterization.

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Dead and Dying Birch Trees (06/20/13)

I’ve received several calls and emails recently about birch trees with dead and dying tops.

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Ash Anthracnose – A Recurring Problem (06/06/13)

Another cool, wet spring has led to a recurring problem with ash trees – ash anthracnose. This disease is most commonly seen when green leaves fall from the trees in early spring.

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Establishing New Tree Plantings in Spring: Mulching and More… (05/29/13)

This time of year many landowners are planting trees for a variety of reasons, including to beautify their surroundings, to create shade or wind buffers, or perhaps to establish a fruit tree to enjoy for years to come.

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Diseases of Apple Trees - Black Rot

Many people have been concerned in the last few weeks regarding problems with apple trees – both edible apples and ornamental crabapples – especially from the western part of the state.

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