To meet demand for information on fruits and vegetables, hardwoods and ornamental plants, North Dakota State University will host field day and field trips from 3: 30-7 pm Wednesday, August 11 at NDSU Botanical Research Farm near Absaka. ND, and everyone is welcome.
If you have never been to a horticultural research field, you are ready for treatment. This 80-hectare hidden gem is a gardener’s delight 40 miles[40 km]west of Fargo.
The area is tricky as they drive down a country road bordered by corn and soybeans and accept the low-maintenance gravel road. As they approached the garden gate, they began to marvel at the property through the trees around it.
The research field began in In 1974, North Dakota was represented by more soil than the Red Sea Valley, which explains why it is a short distance from Fargo. In the middle of the field is the del e Herman Research Arbor, with its largest collection of trees in the northern highlands. Contains a selection of more than 5,000 species, species and trees and shrubs to evaluate for winter hardiness and adaptation to our region.
The del e Herman Research Arborum has the largest collection of trees in the Northern Highlands. Don Kinzler / The Forum
A spectacular collection of evergreen shrubs and trees, from metallic blue to deep green, is nearby. As you walk through the crowd, you will see tears streaming down your cheeks.
The arbor is surrounded by fruit and vegetable research plots, and techniques are being developed to develop or evaluate new species.
All of this can be visited on Wednesday, August 11, during a field day visit, which includes fruit research, including a review of strong grapes and raspberries. Participants will learn about new fruit crops for North Dakota, such as hascaps and black curves. Vegetable growers see recent research on peppers, broccoli, cauliflower and potatoes.
“The arbor is the perfect place to spend the afternoon in the cool shade of the trees,” says NDS Extension Gardener Esther McGinis. “Apart from appreciating the beauty of the place, I guarantee you will come up with ideas for planting new hard fruits or trees on the landscape of your home.
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The day ends with a walk on the arbor tree, led by members of the NDSU Woody Plant Improvement Program.
After the tour, a light dinner will be served. The tour is free and open to the public.
North Dakota State University Vegetation Research began in 1974 on North Dakota, rather than in the Red River Valley. Don Kinzler / The Forum
What: NDSU Garden Research Day
When: 3: 30-7 PM Wednesday, August 11
Where: 14850 29th St. SE, Amenia, Andy (Farm west of this address, 29th Street, Southeast)
Directions from Fargo: Take Interstate 94, Sandlan Exit (324) to Cass County Road 5, then north to Waltland. After passing through Sandland, the road turns west, then continues to the next crossing to Cass County. Continue east until you find the first left (section line), and turn north until you reach 149th Street (left line) on the left. Turn left onto Southeast Avenue 29, and the farm is on the left side of this road.
Lifelong gardener Don Kinzler is a horticulturalist with North Dakota State University Extension in Cass County. Readers can be reached at email@example.com.