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Archive of 2017 Presentations

Forum I (March 20, 2017)

water drops on grassSpring Lawn Care. Alan Zuk, Turf Specialist  Download from YouTube

Get your lawn off to a strong start. We'll discuss fertilizing, aerating, repairing vole damage, managing weeds and preventing diseases
Supporting Materials: Home Lawn Problems and Solutions for North Dakota.


person touching healthy soilSoils for Your Garden and Containers. David Franzen, Soils Specialist  Download from YouTube

Soil is the foundation for success or failure in the garden. We'll discuss options for soil media for your garden and containers.
Supporting Materials: Evaluating, Preparing and Amending Lawn and Garden Soil.


Butterfly weedPrairie Meadow Gardens. Barbara Laschkewitsch, Research Specialist  Download from YouTube

Find out what constitutes a 'meadow garden' and see the progression of one created at the NDSU Horticulture Gardens.
Supporting Materials: Presentation summary


Forum II (March 27, 2017)

'Jolt' dianthusFlowering Shrubs for Home Landscapes. Todd West, Woody Plant Improvement Program  Download from YouTube

Discover which shrubs are best for various situations in home landscapes. 
Supporting Materials: Presentation summary.  


Birch sunsetBirch in the Landscape: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Greg Morgenson, Woody Plants Researcher  Download from YouTube

Learn which type of birch to plant, where to plant it in your yard, and how to keep the tree healthy.
Supporting Materials: Presentation summary.


Rhizosphaera2Diagnosing Spruce Disorders. Joe Zeleznik, Extension ForesterDownload from YouTube

Spruces suffer from a number of insect, disease and environmental problems. Learn how to recognize and manage these issues. 
Supporting Materials: Diagnosing Spruce Disorders in North Dakota.  

Forum III (April 3, 2017)


Growing Juneberries. Kathy Wiederholt, Fruit Project Manager, Carrington Research/Extension Center  Download from YouTube

Juneberry pie! Get the best crop by selecting good plants and controlling pests
Supporting Materials: Juneberries handout and Presentation summary.


Grafted appleGrafting Apples. Todd Weinmann, Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent, Cass County  Download from YouTube

Add a new variety of apple on your existing tree. We'll show you how to do it.
Supporting Materials: Tree Fruit Culture and Cultivars in North Dakota.   


RaspberriesGrowing Raspberries. Harlene Hatterman-Valenti, High-Value Crops Specialist  Download from YouTube

We'll describe cultivars, trellising, pruning and general management practices.
HandoutsPresentation summary.


Forum IV (April 10, 2017)

'African Sunset' petunia

Build Your Own Raised Garden Bed. Steve Sagaser, Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent, Grand Forks County  Download from YouTube

Raised beds make gardening easier for everyone. We'll show you how to build sturdy, attractive planters
Supporting Materials: Presentation summary and The Facts of Square Foot Gardening


SoilAdventures in Shade Gardening. Esther McGinnis, Extension Horticulturist  Download from YouTube

Make your garden glow in the shade! Layer different textures, forms, colors and height to create a sanctuary from the summer heat.   
Supporting Materials: Presentation summary.


GrapesSmart Gardening for Butterflies. Janet Knodel, Extension Entomologist  Download from YouTube

Learn how to identify and attract butterflies to your garden! The beautiful monarch butterfily will be used as an example
Supporting Materials: Presentation summary and Butterfly Gardening in North Dakota


Photo credits: Sergiu BacioiuNRCS Soil Health; Monarch ButterflyJohn; smilla4Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Bugwood.org; MeggarKarelj; Marko KivelaChiot's Run; keeva999and coloneljohnbritt. 

Page updated: 11 April 2017. For more information, please contact Tom Kalb, Extension Horticulturist, NDSU.

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