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SDSU Extension Dakotafest 2019 Forums Feature Crop Outlook, Weather Outlook & Ash Borer Update

August 12, 2019

SDSU Extension staff will be hosting several forums during Dakotafest 2019 held August 20-22 on the Schlaffman Farm near Mitchell, S.D., (2300 E Spruce Street) inside booth #600.

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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.

Rain Garden

SDSU Extension Hosts a Rain Garden Tour

December 18, 2018

SDSU Extension in collaboration with Dakota Rural Action is hosting a Rain Garden Tour Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Sioux Falls at the site of a rain garden constructed this summer (1409 E 33rd St.).

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What Gardeners Can Do About Picnic and Sap Beetles

December 17, 2018

Picnic and sap beetles are invading gardens and orchards throughout South Dakota and will be around until the first hard frost, explained Adam Varenhorst, Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Field Crop Entomologist, who witnessed them in his own garden this summer.

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Field Bindweed Control for Yard and Garden

December 17, 2018

Over the summer the number one weed in South Dakota gardens and yards has been field bindweed, according to SDSU Extension staff.

Arlene Brandt-Jenson

SDSU Extension Master Gardener Sign Up Deadline Extended to May 25, 2018

December 18, 2018

Before she became an SDSU Extension Master Gardener, Arlene Brandt-Jenson's modest flower garden served to beautify her home's landscaping. Today, her garden has increased in size, beauty and it provides habitat for many butterflies, bees and other pollinator insects.

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Dandelion Season is Nearly Here

December 18, 2018

Although current weather conditions have detained them, the yellow flowers of spring are beginning to emerge.