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Archive of 2019 Presentations

Forum I (March 25, 2019): Vegetables

Anthocyanin-enhanced tomato

Recent Advancements in Tomato Production.
Harlene Hatterman-Valenti, High Value Crops Specialist  YouTube logo
Anthocyanin-enhanced tomatoes, intercropping strategies, pruning and grafting responses are discussed. 
Handout: Presentation summary.

Hydroponic lettuce
Hydroponics -- Home. 
Chiwon Lee, Greenhouse and Vegetable Specialist  YouTube logo
Learn how to grow leafy vegetables using hydroponic techniques. Enjoy fresh salads year-round or sell your produce for profit. 
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Top Vegetable Varieties for North Dakota. 
Tom Kalb, Extension Horticulturist  YouTube logo
Hundreds of gardeners across our state evaluate promising varieties every year. Learn which varieties perform best. 
Handout: Presentation summary.  
Resource: Vegetable Cultivars for North Dakota - 2019.  

Forum II (April 1, 2019): Fruits and Soils 


Raspberry Cultivars for North Dakota. 
Wenhao Dai, Woody Plant Physiology Specialist  YouTube logo
Learn which summer- and fall-bearing raspberry cultivars grow best in North Dakota. 
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Pruned branch
Pruning Shrubs for Fruits and Beauty.
Kathy Wiederholt, Northern Hardy Fruit Project Manager  YouTube logo
Shrubs in your yard will be healthier, better looking and more fruitful when pruned.  
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Soil test kits
Soil Testing Gardens and A Comparison of Three Garden Soil Test Kits With a Soil Testing Lab. 
Chris Augustin, Soils Specialist  YouTube logo
We have compared soil test kits on garden soils, potting mixes and compost. Learn which kit provides the most reliable results.  
Handout: Presentation summary.   

Forum III (April 8, 2019): Trees and Shrubs  

Tree flower

Tree Maintenance -- Month by Month. 
Joe Zeleznik, Extension Forester  YouTube logo
Sometimes trees can use a little TLC. We will discuss some of the "do's and don'ts."
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Ash Replacement Trees. 
Todd West, Woody Plant Introductions  YouTube logo
North Dakota is on the edge of the emerald ash borer infestation. What should we be planting to replace ash?  
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Hip and Happening Hydrangeas! 
Esther McGinnis, Extension Horticulturist  YouTube logo
Demystify the process of growing hydrangeas by learning about hardy species, fertilizers and pruning. .  
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Forum IV (April 15, 2019): Lawns and Gardens 

Lawn mower

Proper Mowing and Lawn Mower Maintenance. 
Alan Zuk, Turf Specialist  YouTube logo
We will describe mowing strategies that help your lawn to be healthy and vigorous. Rotary mower maintenance will also be discussed.
Handout: Presentation summary.


Hyacinths in vase
Bringing the Outdoors in: Fresh-Cut Flowers. 
Barb Laschkewitsch, Research Specialist  YouTube logo
Brighten up your home with vases of fresh-cut flowers and foliage. We will introduce you to the best plants and provide tips on growing, harvesting and caring for them. 
Handout: Presentation summary.  


Butterfly on zinnia
Beyond the Honey Bee. 
Travis Prochaska, Crop Protection Specialist  YouTube logo
Honey bees are well known, but there are other pollinators and beneficial insects in our gardens. We will discuss how to enhance populations of lesser known pollinators.  
Handout: Presentation summary.   


Page updated: April 16, 2019. For more information, please contact Tom Kalb, Extension Horticulturist, NDSU.

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