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Archive of 2015 Presentations

LoniceraThe Sweet Side of Honeyberries, Kathy Wiederholt, Fruit Project Manager    Download from YouTube

Honeyberries, a.k.a. haskaps, are one of the easiest-to-grow fruits. These tender blue berries laugh at winter’s chill and taste great! We will discuss varieties, planting, care and harvesting. Handout: Honeyberry and Haskap – Lonicera caerulea


Norway spruceEvergreen Trees for North Dakota, Greg Morgenson, Woody Plants Specialist    Download from YouTube

Evergreens provide year-round beauty, privacy, and shelter from winds. Learn how to select the best type and cultivar.Handout: Conifers for North Dakota.


Pollinators of North Dakota, Todd Weinmann, Extension Agent, Cass County    Download from YouTube

Learn how to attract bees and other pollinators to your garden—and how to keep them there.Handouts: Assessing the Effects of Land-cover on Native Bee Diversity in Eastern North Dakota. Optional handout: Butterfly Gardening in North Dakota.


Chlorosis on silver mapleDiagnosing Plant Problems, Steve Sagaser, Extension Agent, Grand Forks County    Download from YouTube

Diagnosing plant problems can seem intimidating for anyone. Learn some techniques and tips to help narrow down the likely causes of common plant complications in your garden and landscape. Handout: Diagnosing Plant Problems 


Succulent rosetteWill You Dig These 2015 Flower and Garden Trends?, Barbara Laschkewitsch, Research Specialist   Download from YouTube

From edibles to succulents to pollinators, let's take a look at what the experts are saying will be hot gardening trends in 2015. Handout: Digging Into 2015 Garden Trends


Big onionHow to Grow Large Onions, Harlene Hatterman-Valenti, High Value Crops Specialist    Download from YouTube

We’ll discuss onion sets vs. transplants, fertilization, irrigation, cultivars and more strategies to grow your biggest onion bulbs ever. Handout: Getting the Most Out of Your Alliums 


Pruning shearsPruning Shrubs, Joe Zeleznik, Extension Forester    Download from YouTube

Everything you never knew you needed to know. Handouts: Basic Guidelines for Pruning Trees and Shrubs; Pruning Shrubs presentation handout.


Juneberry fruitsEdible Landscapes: Gardening Outside the Box, Esther McGinnis, Extension Horticulturist  Download from YouTube

Residential landscapes are usually designed exclusively with ornamental plants. Make your yard do double duty. Learn how to incorporate attractive edible plants into the landscape to provide food for the table AND for your eyes. Handout: Edible Landscapes presentation handout.


Japanese beetleDangerous Pests Threaten North Dakota, Esther McGinnis, Extension Horticulturist; Joe Zeleznik, Extension Forester; Tom Kalb, Extension Horticulturist

We’ll report on the status of spotted wing drosophila, emerald ash borer and Japanese beetle, all major threats to our landscapes.

Spotted Wing Drosophila   Download from YouTube            Emerald Ash Borer  Download from YouTube               Japanese Beetle  Download from YouTube

Handouts: IPM of Spotted Wing Drosophila in North Dakota   Additional Insecticides for Homeowners to Control Spotted Wing Drosophila. 

Emerald Ash Borer Biology and IPM in North Dakota; Insects Frequently Confused with Emerald Ash Borer in ND; Ash Tree Identification; Emerald Ash Borer Update presentation handout.

IPM of Japanese Beetle in North Dakota;  Japanese Beetle in North Dakota presentation handout.

Chives bloomsHerb It Up!, Jackie Buckley, Extension Agent, Morton County    Download from YouTube

Think about using herbs to flavor your entrees. Learn about growing and preserving herbs in your garden or in your home. Is there a difference from a spice and an herb? Learn what herbs go with certain dishes.Handouts: Harvesting Herbs for Healthy Eating; Herbs from Garden to Table presentation. Optional handout: Recipes.


Red thread disease on turfStop Turf Problems Before They Start, Jared LeBoldus, Extension Plant Pathologist    Download from YouTube

Common turfgrass problems in North Dakota will be discussed. Proactive measures that can be taken in the spring to prevent problems from starting in the first place will be emphasized. Handout: None.


Katsura treeWoody Plant Diversity in Landscapes, Todd West, Woody Plants Specialist    Download from YouTube

Let’s learn why diversity is needed in landscapes and what we can do about it. We’ll discuss issues with monocultures and then give suggestions on underutilized trees and shrubs. Handout: Woody Plant Diversity in Landscapes presentation handout.


The following photos were made available under Creative Commons licenses specified by the photographers, allowing for adaptation, modification or building upon: Lonicera coerulea a3.jpg by Opiola Jerzy; Norway spruce by Dendroica cerulea; bee by Mathias Erhart; Chlorosis on silver maple by Tom Kalb, North Dakota State University; Succulent Rosette by Theen Moy; Big Onion by Micolo J; Pruning Shears by ClayGiraffe; IMG_0358 by John Ochterski; Japanese beetle by Steven Katovich, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org; Chives by “Psycho Della”; Red Thread-0590 by John Kaminski; Cercidiphyllum japonicium by amy.

For more information contact Tom Kalb, Department of Plant Sciences.

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