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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.

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Insects Frequently Confused with Emerald Ash Borer in North Dakota - E1604

The Emerald ash borer is a beetle (Order Coleoptera). Beetles are recognized by having shell-like front wings called elytra. When the wings are folded, they meet forming a median line down the back. Currently, Emerald ash borer has not been found in North Dakota.

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Iron Chlorosis in Trees (F1868)

Iron chlorosis is a major tree-health issue found throughout the state. This document summarizes the biology and ecology of the issue, including susceptible species and soils most likely to create this problem. Soil treatments and stem injections are discussed.

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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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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.

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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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Helping Flooded Trees and Shrubs - H1592

In North Dakota, some trees and shrubs have died and others are declining because of flood-related problems. However, you can help trees and shrubs recover. This publication gives you information to help trees and shrubs.

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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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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 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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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.

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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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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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Pruning Trees and Shrubs

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.

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Beneficial Fungi

The Root of Tree Health: Beneficial Fungi - F1782

This back to back informational handout on beneficial fungi, as they pertain to tree health and management.

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Planting Trees and Shrubs

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.

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Composting Practices

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.

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Green Infrastructure in Communities

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.

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Apple Scab in Crabapples

Managing Apple Scab in North Dakota Crabapples - PP1735

This publication will help identify and manage apple scab in home landscapes.

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