NDSU Extension Service - Burleigh County


NDSU Extension - Burleigh County

3715 E Bismarck Expressway                                                                  Office Hours:  Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm
Bismarck, ND  58501
Phone:  701-221-6865
Fax:  701-221-6845
Office Staff                                               

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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There is a project for everyone, join 4-H today

Youth in 4-H are four times more likely to give back to their community, two times more likely to make healthier choices and the best part is…most of the time they don’t realize they are learning something.

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Webworm Photo Credit:  James B. Hanson, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org  (http://www.insectimages.org/browse/detail.cfm?imgnum=0949060#collapseseven)

Fall Webworm

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.

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Burleigh County 4-H Council Elects New Leaders

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

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Burleigh County Master Gardeners Plant Pollinator Garden

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.

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Image:  Powdery Mildew on Pumpkin Leaves by Jeff Kubina, www.flickr.com

Powdery Mildew on Plants

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.

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Ideas for Helping Children Deal with Stress Related to Violence or Terrorism

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?

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Tick Detection and Removal on Your Pets

It is important to check pets regularly for ticks during the spring and summer. Since ticks can feed anywhere on the body, run your fingers through the animal’s coat, feeling for ticks over the entire body. The size of a tick can vary greatly depending on how long it has been attached. Fully blood fed ticks can expand to the size of a grape.

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AE-1520 Tips for Saving Energy & Money for Renters

Renter's Insurance

In addition to the great tips below, you may find that "Tips for Saving Energy and Money for Renters" publication useful as you settle into a place for the summer. A fellow NDSU Extension Agent wrote a publication as quoted below that printed in the Sargent County Teller in May 2015. It was so informative we wanted to ensure Burleigh County residents have the opportunity to learn from her experience as her son finds his own place to live this summer.

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tick before and after feeding

Reduce the Likelihood of Tick Interaction

With the warm up we are starting to see all sorts of creepy crawlies come out. One that often has people feeling the heebie jeebies is ticks. These eight legged arthropods feed on the blood of animals and humans and are responsible for transmitting many different diseases such as Lyme Disease.

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Burleigh County 4-H collecting shoes for camp scholarships

Burleigh County 4-H Collecting Shoes for Camp Scholarships

Spring time often means spring cleaning. One of the places most people can always get rid of a few things is our shoe closet. Why not thin out your shoes and help send Burleigh County 4-H youth to camp at the same time?

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