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Home Lawn Problems and Solutions for North Dakota (H1553)

This publication will assist the homeowner in identifying problems involving common weeds, diseases and insects that affect turfgrass. Practical advise is offered to help homeowners remedy the problems.

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The Windbreak Cookbook Featuring Fruits of Prairie Forests (F1839)

Beside shade and wind protection, many trees provide edible fruits that can be used on our menus. This publication provides information about trees, as well as, many recipes that show how they can be incorporated into our menus.

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IPM Japanese Beetle in ND

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.

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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.

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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.

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Spruce Disorders in ND

Diagnosing Spruce Disorders in North Dakota - F1818

Over a dozen disorders of spruce trees are presented. Disorders include insects, diseases, human-caused problems, environmental disorders and others. Color photos are included.

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Keeping Fruits and Vegetables Fresh and Safe

Keeping Fruits and Vegetables Fresh and Safe from Plant to Palate - FN690

Even though fruits, vegetables and juice are nutritious parts of the diet, you need to take some food safety precautions. For example, contaminated melons, sprouts and raspberries have been linked with foodborne illness outbreaks.

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Pesticide Safety

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.

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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.

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Tree Diagnostic Series

Tree Diagnostic Series - F1807

This series of 23 cards will help Extension agents and Master Gardeners diagnose the most common tree diseases and abiotic disorders in North Dakota. The cards contain diagnostic photos, host range, symptoms and signs, and management tips.

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Tree Fruit Culture and Cultivars in ND

Tree Fruit Culture and Cultivars in North Dakota - H327

Growing your own fruit can be fun. This publication gives instructions on the care and varieties that are successfully grown in North Dakota.

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Bee-utiful Landscapes

Bee-utiful Landscapes: Building a Pollinator Garden - H1811

Both native bees and European honey bees are in trouble in the United States. Homeowners can have a major impact on pollinators by planting a pollinator garden and providing suitable habitat. This publication will help you identify major pollinators, choose plants that will provide a continuous source of nectar and pollen, and safely use pesticides.

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Annual and Perennial Flowers

Annual and Perennial Flower Selections For North Dakota - H322

The organization of this publication is to provide annual suggestions for specific locations in and around the landscape: Low growing plants, tall, shade, full sun/dry locations, for massing, naturalizing, and fragrance.

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Growing Houseplants

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.

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Refreshing Raspberries

Refreshing Raspberries for home grown goodness - H38

Raspberries are high in fiber, vitamin C, and contain more calcium than any other temperate fruit. This publication offers information on varieties, planting, pest and weed controls, pruning, and winter protection.

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Refreshing Raspberries For Home-grown Goodness (H38 (Revised))

No other summer fruit grown in North Dakota can provide the exquisite flavor, high nutritive value and sheer delight of raspberries. They are high in fiber and vitamin C, and are a great source of antioxidants.

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Asparagus and Rhubarb

Asparagus and Rhubarb - H61

Asparagus is the earliest vegetable you can harvest from your garden in the spring. The young, tender shoots of asparagus usually reach cutting size about mid-May in North Dakota. New shoots may be cut as often as every other day if temperatures and moisture conditions are favorable.

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Strawberries

Strawberries - H16

Strawberries are one of the most prized fruits used in North Dakota homes. The information in this circular will serve as a guide in the production of strawberries for home use.

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Butterfly Gardening

Butterfly Gardening in North Dakota - E1266

This publication summarizes butterfly gardening including identification of butterflies, life cycle, how to plan a butterfly garden, planting a butterfly garden, flowers and host plants of caterpillars.

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Tree Planting in ND

Tree Planting in North Dakota - F1785

This publication describes proper methods of tree planting and advantages/disadvantages of different types of nursery stock. Common mistakes and misperceptions are discussed, as well as post-planting care.

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