Bronzed cutworms can be an issue for lawns and gardens in South Dakota. In grass, bronzed cutworms will feed and leave small brown circular patches. Large populations of bronzed cutworm can result in severe lawn injury.
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While research has shown that pollinators, specifically honey bees, can’t survive on dandelion pollen alone, this doesn’t mean that the dandelions aren’t still important for pollinators.
October 02, 2019
Fall is the time to control tough perennial broadleaf lawn weeds. Good moisture in most places in August helped contribute to significant fall growth of perennial weeds.
Fall is the time to control tough perennial broadleaf lawn weeds. The target weeds in the fall are dandelion, ground ivy, creeping bell flower, field bindweed and white clover.
Most summers the most problematic weed in gardens and yards is field bindweed. It is a perennial species that develops an extensive root system, making it difficult to control. Any management program may take several years.
A guide to identifying common ticks in South Dakota
May 07, 2019
Throughout the state, dandelions are running a couple of weeks behind normal, but they are starting to show. If herbicide wasn’t applied last fall, there are still a few things South Dakotans can do to control the yellow-flowered weed said Paul Johnson, SDSU Extension Weed Science Coordinator.
The yellow flowers of spring are coming. Spring dandelion treatments are not as effective as fall, but they can be used to stop the yellow flowers from producing viable seed.
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.
April 08, 2019
SDSU Extension recently released the online Fertilizer Recommendations Guide, available at extension.sdstate.edu/fertilizer-recommendation-guide.