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Pesticide Safety: A Guide for Gardeners and Homeowners - H1096
Pesticides include natural and man-made substances such as insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, disinfectants and rodenticides. They are used to help control, destroy and repel destructive pests such as insects, weeds, plant disease organisms, germs and rodents.
Located in Landing Pages / Gardens, Lawns & Trees
Interpreting the NDSU Soil Test Analysis for Managing Turfgrass (H1824)
This publication teaches homeowners and golf course personnel how to take a soil sample and interpret the soil test results to grow and maintain a health lawn. Subject include soil pH, soluble salts, and nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium recommendations. Micronutrients are also covered.
Located in Landing Pages / Gardens, Lawns & Trees
Pruning Trees and Shrubs - H1036
All woody landscape plants will need pruning during their lifetime. The objectives of pruning are to produce strong, healthy and aesthetically attractive plants that complement our property. You can achieve these objectives by gaining an understanding of why, how and when to prune, as well as a few basic pruning principles.
Located in Landing Pages / Gardens, Lawns & Trees
Houseplants: Their Selection, Care and Impact on Our Lives - H1260
Houseplants have been a documented part of human existence since the days of the Egyptian Pharaohs. Nature did not create houseplants; humanity did. We have taken plants that were thriving in nature and brought them indoors to be a part of our lives, with widely varying degrees of success. The main challenges of growing plants indoors were low humidity, drafty construction, poor or no centralized heating, and poor light conditions.
Located in Landing Pages / Gardens, Lawns & Trees
Home Lawn Establishment - H1311
With the short growing season in the upper Midwest, homeowners’ desire to have a decent-looking lawn is high. Whether you are establishing a lawn, or you’re a frustrated homeowner wanting to improve what exists for turfgrass, the information in this publication will provide steps to a more attractive lawn.
Located in Landing Pages / Gardens, Lawns & Trees
Get the Most Out of Your Windbreak: Protecting Your Investment (F1808)
This is an informational handout on maintaining your windbreak as an investment for your property. Information on water and nutrients needs, weed control and protection from damage are briefly discussed.
Located in Landing Pages / Gardens, Lawns & Trees
Integrated Pest Management of Spotted Wing Drosophila in North Dakota - E1715
The spotted wing Drosophila (SWD), Drosophila suzukii, is a small vinegar fly that was first confirmed in ND in 2013 as an invasive pest of fruits (raspberries, tart cherries, strawberries). The SWD lays its eggs in healthy, ripening fruits. Then, larvae hatch from eggs and feed on the fruit causing spoilage. Identification, life cycle, damage and pest management strategies of SWD are discussed.
Located in Landing Pages / Gardens, Lawns & Trees
From Orchard to Table: Apples! (FN1847)
Research continues to show that the fiber and natural antioxidants and other phytochemicals ("plant chemicals") in apples may help prevent chronic diseases. Learn about growing apple trees, apples and health, and how to preserve and prepare apples.
Located in Landing Pages / Food and Nutrition
Starting a Community Orchard in North Dakota (Publication H1558)
This is a valuable resource for organizations interested in starting a community orchard. It provides information on how to plan the orchard, select fruits and organize volunteers. It also provides sources of plants, sample budgets, funding opportunities, sample contracts and bylaws, and sources of technical advise.
Located in Landing Pages / Gardens, Lawns & Trees
Tree Diagnostic Series (F1807)
This series of 23 cards will help Extension agents and Master Gardeners diagnose the most common tree disease and abiotic disorders in North Dakota. The cards contain diagnostic photos, host range, symptoms and signs, and management tips.
Located in Landing Pages / Gardens, Lawns & Trees
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