Burleigh County Extension
When you are playing hard in the sun, keep sun protection in mind. Don't forget to protect your skin!
Mowing height adjustment is probably the most important practice to prepare lawns for hot weather. Mow at heights around two and half to three inches or slightly higher. If in doubt, set the mower as high as it will go. Lawns maintained at higher heights usually develop deeper roots and dry out slower than closely mowed lawns. Lawn growth will slow as the weather gets drier and hotter.
Project Safe Send helps North Dakotans legally dispose of unusable pesticides. This program is safe, simple and free. More than 8,400 people have brought in over 3.5 million pounds of pesticides since the program's start in 1992.
Winter wheat has started to flower in parts of the state and early-planted spring wheat and barley are not far behind. With the excellent yield potential of this season’s crop and the wet weather that has moved into the state, it is time to start thinking about fungicide applications for scab suppression.
Young and old, 4-H’ers, parents, judges and friends will gather July 7-10 for the culmination of the 4-H year at the annual 4-H Achievement Days. During the week, youth will exhibit projects completed in a variety of areas.
Sparklers can burn at temperatures as hot at 2,000 degrees. These high temperatures combined with the excitement of your child and short arms can be a recipe for disaster.
With the recent severe storms that have moved through the area this past weekend, many individuals experienced tree damage. Before writing off a damaged tree as a goner, ask yourself the following questions:
The No. 1 rule if the power goes out is to keep the fridge or freezer door closed to keep the cold air inside. This helps prevent food spoilage, or thawing. Freezers and refrigerators should be equipped with thermometers. When anticipating a power failure, set the refrigerator and freezer temperature to the coldest setting to build up a cooling reserve.
Burleigh and Morton County extension offices in partnership with the North Dakota Game and Fish will be offering a six week hunter’s education class geared to area youth starting Aug 17. The class will run on Monday’s from 6-8:30p with the last class being Sept 28. There will be no class on Sept 7.
Are you participating in a co-op, gardening or visiting the local farmer's markets?