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Archive of 2020 Presentations

Forum I (March 26, 2020): Home and Environment

Seedling
Restoring Soil Health. Jon Stika, Soil Health Educator  YouTube recording
Learn how the soil functions as a biological system and how to manage the soil in your garden to restore its health and fertility. 
Handout: Presentation summary.

 

Dandelion at sunset


Alternative Lawn Care. 
Greta Gramig, Associate Professor  YouTube recording
Maintaining a ‘perfect’ weed-free and manicured lawn is costly. We’ll discuss alternative approaches that reduce pesticide use, decrease labor demands and lower costs of maintaining turfgrass.
Handout: Presentation summary
 

Succulent


Plant Parenting 101. 
Esther McGinnis, Extension Horticulturist  YouTube recording
Houseplants have never been more popular! Learn how to increase the number of plants you have through division, cuttings, and air layering.
Handout: Presentation summary

 

 

Forum II (April 2, 2020): Vegetables 

Bell peppers growing in pot


Container Gardening. 
Calla Edwards, Agriculture Educator  YouTube recording
Learn how to grow vegetables on your deck or balcony for fresh produce all summer long. 
Handout: Presentation summary.

 

Grafted tomato
Grafted Vegetables for Your Garden.
Chiwon Lee, Greenhouse and Vegetable Specialist  YouTube recording
Grafted plants may resist diseases and produce higher yields. Learn how to graft tomato, pepper, eggplant and watermelon plants.
Handout: Presentation summary.  

 

Potager garden
Potager Gardens Simplified. 
Carrie Knutson, Horticulture Educator  YouTube recording
Add potager design elements and companion plantings to create a beautiful and tasty garden.
Handout: Presentation summary.   

 

Forum III (April 9, 2020): Fruits and Landscapes  

Apple


Apple Growing Notes. 
Kathy Wiederholt, Northern Hardy Fruit Project Manager  YouTube recording 
The Carrington Research Extension Center has  been quite successful at growing apples. Catch up on our tips, troubles and best varieties!
Handout: Presentation summary.

 

Hops
Growing Hops in North Dakota. 
Kyla Splichal, Research Specialist  YouTube recording
We’ll cover the ins and outs of growing hops, including its use as an ornamental vine in the landscape.
Handout: Presentation summary.  
  

 

Home landscape


Easy Ways to Improve Your Landscape. 
Don Kinzler, Horticulture Educator  YouTube recording
Follow these simple methods to turn your existing plantings into an eye-catching landscape you'll be proud to own.
Handout: Presentation summary

 

  

Forum IV (April 16, 2020): Special Topics 

Ash anthracnose


Tree Pest Problems. 
Joe Zeleznik, Extension Forester  YouTube recording
We’ll discuss some of the most common disease and insect pest problems—their timing, potential severity and treatment options.
Handout: Presentation summary

 

Heirloom tomatoes
Heirloom Vegetables in Your Garden. 
Steve Zwinger, Research Specialist  YouTube recording
We will cover what heirloom are vegetables are, why people plant them, and why they are important. We'll discuss where to purchase them. 
Handout: Presentation summary.

  

Mason beehouse
Get a Room -- Conserving Solitary Bees. 
Travis Prochaska, Crop Protection Specialist  YouTube recording  
More than 250 solitary bees call North Dakota home. We’ll share the details in successfully building a bee hotel. 
Handout: Presentation summary 
   

 

 

Page updated: April 15, 2020. For more information, please contact Tom Kalb, Extension Horticulturist, NDSU. Photos courtesy of Eugenio Cuppone from Pixabay, Martijn van Sabben, wysiwtf; Kristin; Sterling College; congerdesign from Pixabay; S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay; epicbeer, Donna Sullivan Thomson; Joe Zeleznik, NDSU; Chiot's Run; and Julie

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