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John Ball

Professor, SDSU Extension Forestry Specialist & South Dakota Department of Agriculture Forest Health Specialist

605-688-4737

Berg Agricultural Hall 314
Agronomy, Horticulture & Plant Science-Box 2207A
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007

John supports the citizens of South Dakota in his role as a Professor, SDSU Extension Forestry Specialist & South Dakota Department of Agriculture Forest Health Specialist at the South Dakota State University campus in Brookings.

Also by John Ball

a photo of emerald ash borer larva

Emerald Ash Borer Homeowner and Commercial Workshops

April 15, 2019

SDSU Extension, the City of Sioux Falls, South Dakota Department of Agriculture and the South Dakota Arborist Association have teamed up to provide homeowners and commercial applicators with Emerald Ash Borer information. The workshops will be led by City of Sioux Falls' employees Duane Stall, Forestry Supervisor, Bryan Peterson, Urban Forestry Specialist, Bret Winterfeld, GIS Specialist and John Ball, SDSU Extension Forestry Specialist & South Dakota Department of Agriculture Forest Health Specialist.

Trees, Garden & Yard Issues

tall trees in the Black Hills

Junior Arborist Activity Guide

The Junior Arborist Activity Guide provides objectives, content, equipment and supplies needed to complete 8 modules of arboriculture instruction, helping schools and other educational programs to create a youth arboriculture program of their own.

man watering newly planted tree with yellow bucket

Tree Watering Tips for Drought Conditions

There is no precise recipe for how much and how often trees should be watered during a drought. However, there are a few guidelines to follow.