Our team of experts and volunteer Master Gardeners can help you with all your indoor and outdoor flower and ornamental plant needs. Whether you are just getting started or a pest has invaded, we are here with research-based information and resources to help.
Flowers & Ornamental
This year, we’ve noticed large populations of aphids on swamp milkweed plants and we’ve identified them as the oleander aphid (Aphis nerii), which is sometimes referred to as the milkweed aphid.
Japanese beetles are very bad news for anyone with a garden. They are polyphagous insect pests, which simply means they feed on many different host plants.
Grasshopper populations are elevated in Central South Dakota. Some of the concerns regarding these large grasshopper populations is that they are feeding on trees, gardens and almost everything in between.