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David Graper

SDSU Extension Horticulture Specialist & Master Gardener Program Coordinator

605-688-5796

McFadden Biostress Laboratory 254A
Agronomy, Horticulture & Plant Science-Box 2140C
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007

David supports the citizens of South Dakota in his role as the SDSU Extension Horticulture Specialist & Master Gardener Program Coordinator at the South Dakota State University campus in Brookings.

Also by David Graper

shrub with bright yellow leaves

Nugget Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Nugget’)

‘Nugget’ is a South Dakota State University release of this popular shrub. This particular cultivar has lovely golden yellow foliage in the spring which fades to a darker green later in the season.

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Celebrate David Graper’s Contributions to South Dakota Horticulture & Master Gardeners April 26, 2019

April 18, 2019

For nearly 30 years, David Graper, SDSU Extension Horticulture Specialist & Extension Master Gardener Program Coordinator, has shared his horticulture knowledge and enthusiasm with South Dakotans.

Community Garden, Master Gardener, Flower, Garden soil, Garden & Yard Issues, Lawn, Plant, Shrub

group of people gathered around a tapped silver maple tree

Harvesting Maple Syrup in South Dakota

As the weather warms in late winter and early spring sap in maple trees begins to flow. For many people that live in the Northeastern part of the United States, that means that maple syrup season has arrived.