Native perennials are an excellent addition to any garden. Once established, perennials return year after year without replanting. When choosing plants to incorporate into a garden, consider plants that are native to South Dakota. These plants are better adapted to the local climate and soils. Not only are native perennials visually appealing, but these plants are also important pollen and nectar sources for pollinators. Pollinators are any organism that moves pollen from flower to flower. Plants that are not capable of self-fertilization need pollinators in order to reproduce.
An identification guide to Native Pollinator Plants of South Dakota for Managed Landscapes
Publications of the most commonly available in pesticides for use in South Dakota for Turf & Ornamentals.
The periods of unseasonably warm weather, especially in Western South Dakota, have temporarily brought several insects and other arthropods out of their winter hiding places. One of the arthropods getting attention lately has been the clover mite.
Many gardens are being invaded by orange beetles that have a strong preference for flowering plants. Rest assured, these are soldier beetles and they aren’t feeding on the flowers! Instead, they are actually predators and pollinators.