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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
The Old and the New: Two Needle Diseases of Spruce in North Dakota - F1680
Spruce (Picea spp.) is commonly planted in urban and rural landscapes in North Dakota and frequently suffers from needle loss. In general, healthy spruce retain four or more age classes of needles. Premature needle loss of spruce is the result of a variety of causes: improper planting, environmental stress, insect pests and disease. Rhizosphaera needle cast and stigmina needle cast are two of the most common diseases associated with spruce needle loss in North Dakota.
Located in Landing Pages / Gardens, Lawns & Trees
Air Temperature Inversions Causes, Characteristics and Potential Effects on Pesticide Spray Drift - AE1705
Temperature inversions are micro-climatic events that can significantly contribute to off target movement of pesticides. This publication explains in detail: what they are, why they develop, how they are impacted by land condition, how to identify them, how to measure them, and how to minimize their impact on pesticide applications. Professional applicators, private applicators using pesticides on their farm or ranch, state and federal regulators, pesticide safety educators, researchers, and industry should benefit from the comprehensive explanations found in AE1705.
Located in Landing Pages / Crops
Emerald Ash Borer Biology and Integrated Pest Management in North Dakota - E1634
This publication summarizes the threat of invasive metallic wood-boring beetle, emerald ash borer, to ND's ash trees. It's identification, biology, damage and pest management strategies including cultural, plant resistance, biological control and chemical control are discussed. If you suspect that your ash tree is infested with emerald ash borer, it also tells you what to do.
Located in Landing Pages / Crops
2015 Dry Bean Grower Survey of Production, Pest Problems and Pesticide Use in MN and ND - E1802
The 2015 dry bean grower survey is the 26th annual survey of varieties grown, pest problems, pesticide use and grower practices of the Northarvest Bean Growers Association, an association of dry edible bean growers in Minnesota and North Dakota.
Located in Landing Pages / Crops
Houseplants Proper Care and Management of Pest Problems - PP744
This publication summarizes how to properly grow houseplants and control the insect and mite pests and diseases that infest houseplants. Pest identification, damage symptoms and pest management strategies are described for insect and mite pests and diseases.
Located in Landing Pages / Gardens, Lawns & Trees
Pesticide Use and Pest Management Practices in ND, 2012 - W1711
This is the ninth major account of pesticide usage inNorth Dakota and describes pesticide usage onagricultural land in 2012. The information is derived from a comprehensive survey of North Dakota farm operators.
Located in Landing Pages / Crops
2016 DRY BEAN Grower Survey of Production, Pest Problems and Pesticide Use in Minnesota and North Dakota (E1841)
The 2016 dry bean grower survey is the 27th annual survey of varieties grown, pest problems, pesticide use and grower practices of the Northarvest Bean Grower Association, an association of dry edible bean growers in Minnesota and North Dakota.
Located in Landing Pages / Crops
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
Integrated Pest Management of Alfalfa Weevil in North Dakota - E1676
The alfalfa weevil, Hypera postica (Gyllenhal) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), is found throughout the U.S. and is the major insect pest of alfalfa in North Dakota. Loss of plant biomass, especially leaf tissue, can be severe. Leaf feeding by alfalfa weevil also reduces nutritional quality and digestibility. Depending on the year, yield loss due to alfalfa weevil can approach 100 percent, especially under drought conditions.
Located in Landing Pages / Crops
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