NDSU Extension Service - Burleigh County


NDSU Extension - Burleigh County

Joann Hetzel Memorial 4H Building 2016

3715 E Bismarck Expressway                                                                  Office Hours:  Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm
NDSU Extension - Burleigh County logoBismarck, ND  58501
Phone:  701-221-6865
Fax:  701-221-6845
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NDSU Extension Service in Burleigh County gives local residents easy access to the resources and expertise of North Dakota State University. Through educational programs, publications, and events, extension agents deliver unbiased, research-based information to Burleigh County citizens. We can answer your questions on a wide array of topics. To find out how we can help you, browse our site or contact us by email or phone.

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Burleigh County Extension

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snow & winter tree health


Heavy snows have melted, exposing a lot of the damage they did to North Dakota’s trees this winter. The snow bent and broke trees and branches as it fell and then as it accumulated in a broad swath across the state. Many trees, especially pines, now suffer from limb breakage that happened below the snow line. Trees are valuable and resilient, and many will recover if their owners are patient and give them proper care.

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young corn plants


Unlike the last two springs when planting rates for all crops were well ahead of average, the area planted this spring lags behind the average in North Dakota. Soil and air temperatures were way below average last week. Moreover, excessive soils has also been a deterrent to planting in much of the state. Research has shown that the optimum period for planting corn in North Dakota, regardless of the region of the state, is during the first two weeks of May. However, planting corn into cold soils may not be the best idea even if the calendar suggests it is the recommended time for planting.

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fertilizer bag clip-art

Understanding Fertilizer Numbers: N-P-K

Trying to determine what fertilizer to use can be an overwhelming task. Which formulation do you need for your particular situation? Should you get the bag of 18-9-9 or the bag of 5-10-5? And what the heck do those numbers mean anyway?

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school house at Buckstop Junction

Burleigh County Association for Family and Community Education wants to celebrate a recent project at Buckstop Junction.

Family and Community Education (FCE) Association has been a strong voice in promoting a healthier and better life for individuals, families, and communities through education, leadership and action. Building on the strength of the family as the center of a strong citizenry, FCE has a rich history that you could be a part of in Burleigh County.

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4H Camp pic. - youth covered in mud.

An Adventure Awaits You at 4-H Camp

We are gearing up for another great year at the North Dakota 4H camp. There is a camp for everyone. Camp themes range from fishing to shooting sports to science to photography and a little bit of everything in between.

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Walking Calendar - April 2017

Make April Your Walking Month at Work

Go! Bismarck-Mandan, our local healthy community coalition, aims to continuously bring people together to build a culture of health where we live, learn, work, and play. Walking does not require any special skills. It also does not require a gym membership or expensive equipment.

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Basic Guidelines for Pruning Trees and Shrubs

Rabbit and vole damage on shrubs this winter has been severe,

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Logo:  Spring Fever Flyer - March 23, 24, 30 & 31

2017 Spring Fever Garden Forums

The Spring Fever Garden Forums will be held on Monday nights beginning on March 20 and going to April 10. A team of 12 educators will provide presentations on timely topics in gardening and landscaping. Sessions run from 6:30 to 8:30 CDT. The sessions are free and everyone is invited to attend.

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Family Meals Can Be a Reality

Family mealtimes used to be the foundation of everyone’s day, but now about 30 to 35 percent of families eat together less than three times a week, despite research showing the benefits of family meals. The North Dakota State University Extension Service is launching “The Family Table: Eat, Savor, Connect,” a program to provide families with tips, meal plans, recipes and conversation starters to help make family meals a reality.

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Farm & Ranching Bottom Line - Feb 28

Popular Mid-winter Event to Focus on Cattle

After focusing successfully on crop production for the past two years, the 2017 edition of “Farming and Ranching for the Bottom Line” will put more attention on beef cattle topics. The unique event, scheduled for February 28 at Bismarck State College, is a joint effort of the Area 4 Soil Conservation Districts, USDA’s ARS and NRCS, NDSU’s Extension Service and Agricultural Experiment Station, and BSC.

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