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Composting Practices - H885
The family vegetable garden, flower garden, trees, shrubs and lawn receive benefits from application of composted or organic matter. This publication explains the two systems of composting.
Located in Landing Pages / Gardens, Lawns & Trees
Planting Trees and Shrubs - H531
For more pride and enjoyment in a well-landscaped yard, plan carefully before buying and planting nursery stock. This circular will provide information and planting tips for a successful landscaped yard.
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
Flood Recovery Guide for Green Infrastructure in Communities - F1696
The historic floods of 2011 caused millions of dollars in damage and imposed great hardship on those affected. Low-lying areas along the Missouri and Souris rivers sustained unprecedented damage. The floods negatively impacted the trees and forests in these areas as well. Although the challenges posed by natural disasters can be quite variable, some common components must be accounted for in green infrastructure when such events occur. These include ensuring public safety; assessing damage; removing, disposing of and using wood waste; interagency coordination; and replanting efforts.
Located in Landing Pages / Disasters
Integrated Pest Management of Japanese Beetle in North Dakota - E1631
The Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica Newman, belongs to the insect family Scarabaeidae. It is a highly destructive plant pest that feeds on more than 300 host plants, including field crops (especially corn and soybeans), ornamental trees and shrubs, garden flowers and vegetables, and turf (lawns, pastures and golf courses). Some of the preferred host plants of adult beetles found in North Dakota are rose, apple, black cherry, cherry, flowering crabapple, plum, grapes, hollyhock, blackberry, raspberry, linden, elm and buckeye. Grubs are found primarily in the root zones of grasses.
Located in Landing Pages / Crops
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