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Publication Octet Stream Integrated Pest Management of Spotted Wing Drosophila in North Dakota
Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) is a vinegar fly that was first confirmed in ND in 2013 as an invasive pest of soft-skinned fruit crops. The SWD lays its eggs in healthy, ripening fruits. Then larvae hatch from eggs and feed on the fruit causing spoilage. Identification, life cycle and pest management strategies are discussed.
Located in Crops
Publication Octet Stream Diagnosing Spruce Disorders in North Dakota
Over a dozen disorders of spruce trees are presented. Disorders include insects, diseases, human-caused problems, environmental disorders and others. Color photos are included.
Located in Lawns, Gardens & Trees
Publication text/texmacs Common Natural Enemies of Insect Pests
This publication describes the most common natural enemies of insect pests that are found in field crops and gardens. Pictures of each natural enemy are provided for assistance with identification. Predators, parasitoids and entomopathogenic fungi and viral diseases are covered.
Located in Crops
Publication application/x-troff-ms Growing Houseplants and Management of Pest Problems
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 Home & Farm
Publication text/texmacs Pollination in Vegetable Gardens and Backyard Fruits
This publication summarizes the process of pollination in different vegetables and fruits grown by the backyard gardeners of North Dakota. Successful pollination is needed for fruit or berry production. The role of pollinators in growing vegetables and fruits is summarized as well as best management practices to attract and protect pollinators.
Located in Lawns, Gardens & Trees
Publication Octet Stream Emerald Ash Borer: Biology and Integrated Pest Management in North Dakota
This publication summarizes the threat of invasive metallic wood-boring beetle, emerald ash borer, to North Dakota'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 Lawns, Gardens & Trees
Publication Octet Stream Cankerworms in North Dakota
Cankerworms appear in small numbers every year, feeding on tree leaves and buds. Cankerworm outbreaks can cause severe damage, so knowing their tree hosts, the life cycle of fall and spring cankerworms and pest management can help detect and manage them.
Located in Lawns, Gardens & Trees
Publication ECMAScript program Pollinator Preferences for Selected Aster, False Indigo, Bee Balm and Sedum Flowers in North Dakota
North Dakotans can nourish pollinators by planting flowers that produce nectar and pollen. However, not all flowering perennials are equal. This publication discusses pollinator preferences for native species and ornamental cultivars of aster, baptisia, bee balm and sedum.
Located in Lawns, Gardens & Trees
Publication Pesticide Safety: A Guide for Gardeners and Homeowners
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 Lawns, Gardens & Trees
Publication ECMAScript program Insects That Look Like Bees
Many insects look and even sound like bees in our gardens and yards! This publication summarizes the insects that mimic bees including flies, wasps and moths, and which ones are pollinators. Some examples of bee mimics described are hover flies, bee flies, yellowjackets, hornets, paper wasps and hummingbird moths.
Located in Lawns, Gardens & Trees
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