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Archive of 2018 Presentations

Forum I (March 19, 2018): Fruits and Vegetables

Black currants

Black Currants: Once A Forbidden Fruit. Kathy Wiederholt, Fruit Project Manager  Download from YouTube
Once banned for spreading disease among pines, black currants are gaining popularity for their special flavors and nutritional qualities.
Handout: Black Currants - A Once Forbidden Fruit.
Additional Resources: Annual updates and production notes

Tomato seedlingStarting Seeds Indoors. 
Todd Weinmann, Horticulture Educator, Cass County  Download from YouTube
Growing your own transplants will save you money and increase your options of growing special varieties. We’ll cover lighting, media mixes, fertilizers and more.
Handout:   How to Succeed at Seed Starting 
Resource:  Gardening Delights for All: Nontraditional, Money-saving, Sustainable Gardening

WeedingControlling Weeds Without Chemicals. Greta Gramig, Weed Specialist   Download from YouTube
Learn organic approaches to controlling weeds. Spend less time weeding and more time enjoying your garden.
Handout: Presentation summary.  


Forum II (March 26, 2018): Gardening and Ornamentals

'South Pacific Orange' cannaWhat's Happening in the NDSU Display Gardens. Barbara Laschkewitsch, Research Specialist  Download from YouTube

We will discuss what's happening in the NDSU Display Gardens and provide an update on new research studies.
Handout: Presentation summary.

Horticulture therapyHorticulture as Therapy. 
Esther McGinnis, Extension Horticulturist  Download from YouTube
Working with plants brings mental and health benefits. Explore a new discipline that studies the restorative nature of horticulture.
Handout: None. 


'Northwind' switchgrassGrowing Ornamental Grasses. Alan Zuk, Turf Specialist  Download from YouTube
Learn how to propagate and maintain popular ornamental grasses in North Dakota.
Handout: Presentation summary.  


Forum III (April 2, 2018): Trees 

Magnolia stellataSmall Ornamental Trees for North Dakota Landscapes. Greg Morgenson, Tree Researcher  Download from YouTube
Discover small trees that brighten landscapes with attractive flowers, leaves and bark. 
Handout:  Presentation summary.


Elm leavesElms for North Dakota. Joe Zeleznik, Extension Forester  Download from YouTube
Our state tree is making a comeback. Find out which variety is best for you. 
Handout:  Presentation summary 


Pagoda dogwoodTough Trees for Tough Sites. Todd West, Woody Plant Introductions   Download from YouTube
Discover which trees can tolerate the harshest environments, including shady, dry, windy, salty, and poorly drained sites.
Handout: Presentation summary.  


Forum IV (April 9, 2018): New Pests and New Crops

Lily leaf beetleInvasive Insects to Watch Out For. Janet Knodel, Extension Entomologist   Download from YouTube
Learn how to fight back against Japanese beetle, brown marmorated stink bug, emerald ash borer and lily leaf beetle. 
Handouts:  IPM of Japanese Beetle in NDIPM of Emerald Ash Borer in NDInsects Frequently Confused with Emerald Ash Borer.

scientistPlant Diagnostic Lab. Alex Knudson, Entomological Diagnostician  
Download from YouTube
Do you have a sick plant in your yard? Scientists at the NDSU Plant Diagnostic Lab are available to help you.  
Handout:  Presentation summary  

JuneberriesHigh-Value Crops Research. Harlene Hatterman-Valenti, High-Value Crops Specialist   Download from YouTube
A summary of research on Juneberry, blackberry and potato over the past five years. 
Handout: Presentation summary.  

Page updated: 10 April 2018. Photos courtesy of Pezibear, Chiot's Run and Chiot's Run, All-America Selections, Nicole Wardner, Walter's Gardens, Bernard BlancMarilylle Soveran, BlueRidgeKitties, Charlesjsharp and Jim Ochterski. For more information, please contact Tom Kalb, Extension Horticulturist, NDSU.

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