Burleigh County Extension
Are you starting to see caterpillar nests in your trees? Fall webworm is starting to become active this time of the year. You will find these caterpillar nests in various trees such as chokecherry, birch, and elm trees. Don’t worry you won’t have to prune the branches with the nest out or try to torch the pests.
The Burleigh County 4-H Council elected the 2016-2017 Executive Board into office. Leaders will serve at least a one-year term in their positions running September 1, 2016-August 31, 2017
If you love gardening and sharing your knowledge with others, consider becoming a North Dakota Master Gardener volunteer in collaboration with the North Dakota State University Extension Service. This year’s Master Gardener training program will run for 10 weeks beginning Sept. 9 and ending Dec. 2 with breaks for holidays.
A group of Burleigh County Master Gardeners applied and was awarded a grant to plant a pollinator garden. The garden is a 16ft. x 12 ft. garden aimed to utilize a small space to attract pollinators. The Burleigh County Master Gardeners planned and planted the garden at the Community Garden Space at the Missouri Valley Complex.
The Burleigh County Extension staff wants to invite you to attend an open house at the Extension office in the 4-H building.
Project Safe Send helps North Dakotans legally dispose of unusable pesticides. This program is safe, simple and free. More than 9,200 people have brought in over 4.1 million pounds of pesticides since the program's start in 1992.
Are you starting to see powder on your plants? The powder can be seen as white to gray blotches or spots on the leaves, stems, or buds of the plant. Powdery mildew is a common fungal disease found on several plants from lilacs to squash.
With the recent serve 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 occurrence of recent shootings has adults concerned and children fearful. How can adults help children deal with stress related to such violence or terrorism?
As driving throughout the state you might be seeing along the roadside an abundance of a yellow flowering Leafy Spurge. Leafy Spurge is a listed state noxious weed and must be controlled. Leafy spurge was once the most difficult noxious weed to control in North Dakota and infests all 53 counties. Scientists at the North Dakota Agricultural College (NDAC) recognized leafy spurge could be a problem soon after it was first identified in the state, growing along a Fargo street in 1909. However, the plant was not added to the state noxious weed list until 1935, when leafy spurge was found growing in all but 10 counties. The largest single infestation at that time was estimated to be 193 acres in Foster County.