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Archive of 2016 Presentations

Forum I (April 4, 2016)

water drops on grassGrowing a Great Lawn. Alan Zuk, Turf Specialist  Download from YouTube

An overview of establishing and maintaining a quality lawn. We'll cover sowing seed, controlling weeds, watering and fertilizing.
Handout: Presentation Summary.


BlackberriesGrowing Blackberries in North Dakota. David Mettler, Graduate Student  Download from YouTube

New strategies allow us to grow these delectable fruits. We'll discuss promising cultivars, row covers and trellising techniques.
Handout: Presentation Summary


Pruning shearsPruning: Where to Cut and Why. Joe Zeleznik, Extension Forester  Download from YouTube

Pruning trees and shrubs can be an annual task. We'll discuss doing it the right way in order to prevent future problems.
Handout: Basic Guidelines for Pruning Trees and Shrubs 


Seedling in peat potStarting Seeds Indoors. Tom Kalb, Extension Horticulturist  Download from YouTube

Learn how to grow transplants of award-winning vegetables and flowers.
Handouts: How to Succeed at Seed Starting, Presentation Summary.


Forum II (April 11, 2016)

'Jolt' dianthusNew Plant Forum 2016. Jackie Buckley, Agriculture Agent, Morton County. Download from YouTube

Discover the new plants highlighted at this year's Northern Green Expo. 
HandoutPresentation Summary.


Aronia fruits in autumnZirconia Aronia: Is This Sparkle Real? Kathy Wiederholt, Hardy Fruits Project Manager, Carrington Res. Ext. Center. Download from YouTube

Acres of aronia are being planted in North Dakota. This shrub is called a superfruit---but is it?
HandoutPresentation Summary.


Planting treePlanting and Transplanting Trees and Shrubs. Steve Sagaser, Horticulture Agent, Grand Forks County. Download from YouTube

Learn how to carefully dig up, protect roots, stems and leaves, transport to new locations, and then replant your perennials and woody plants. You will also learn about the importance of soil preparation and follow-up care for your transplants.
HandoutPresentation Summary 

Potatoes in burlap bagPotato. Asunta Thompson, Potato Breeder, NDSU Download from YouTube

Background on the potato and its production in North Dakota. Selected NDSU cultivars will be highlighted.
HandoutsPresentation Summary and Planting Potatoes.

Forum III (April 18, 2016)

'African Sunset' petunia

Amazing Annuals. Barbara Laschkewitsch, Research Specialist. Download from YouTube

We'll highlight All-America Selections Winners and other interesting cultivars. 
HandoutPresentation Summary.


SoilCaring for Your Garden Soil. David Franzen, Soils Specialist. Download from YouTube

Whether your garden is big or small, we'll provide tips on managing your soil.
Handouts: Presentation Summary and Evaluating, Preparing and Amending Lawn and Garden Soil.


GrapesGrowing Grapes in North Dakota. Harlene Hatterman-Valenti, High-Value Crops Specialist. Download from YouTube

We'll describe cultivars, trellising, pruning and general management practices.
Handouts: Presentation Summary and Growing Grapes in North Dakota.

GladiolusGrow a Bouquet of Gladiolus. Thomas Kalb, Extension Horticulturist, NDSU Download from YouTube

Learn how to grow a beautiful bouquet of gladiolus. 
HandoutGiddy Over Gladiolus

Forum IV (April 25, 2016)

'African Sunset' petunia

Small Trees With Big Impact. Tom Kalb, Extension Horticulturist. Download from YouTube

We'll cover compact, hardy trees with colorful blooms, fall color and interesting bark. 
HandoutPresentation Summary.


SoilPollinator Gardens. Esther McGinnis, Extension Horticulturist. Download from YouTube

Learn plant species and gardening practices that provide habitat for bees and butterflies. 
HandoutPerennials by Flowering Season and NDSU Extension Master Gardener Pollinator Garden Certification.


GrapesTop Vegetable Cultivars for North Dakota. Tom Kalb, Extension Horticulturist. Download from YouTube

We’ll reveal the best performers in trials conducted by over 800 gardeners in ND. 
HandoutsPresentation Summary and Vegetable Cultivars for North Dakota

GladiolusGrowing Microgreens. Esther McGinnis, Extension Horticulturist, NDSU Download from YouTube

Microgreens are easy to grow. They add zest to salads and sandwiches. Free seed packet. 
HandoutPresentation Summary.

Photo credits: Sergiu Bacioiu, Martin LaBar, ClayGiraffe and Jackal of all trades All-America SelectionsoutdoorPDK, Steve Sagaser, Andrey Eremin, All-America SelectionsElvis RipleyRafael Edwardsepicnomkeeva999jjjj56cp, Lukas Gojda and Natalia Evstigneeva. 

Page updated: 27 April 2016. For more information, please contact Tom Kalb, Extension Horticulturist, NDSU.

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