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County Horticulture Educator

  • Horticultural Services Available to Local Residents
    If you have a garden question, from plant/insect identification, lawn care and pesticide application to best practices in growing or maintaining your garden, the University of Minnesota Extension Office in Douglas County is the right place to come.
  • Pollinator Friendly Landscapes
    Pollinator insects, such as bees and butterflies, are a valuable part of our ecosystem. They assist in the pollination of many types of vegetation, including flowers, fruits, and vegetables. According to the Xerces Society (, pollinators play a role in the reproduction of 85% of the world’s flowers and 75% of the world’s crops. Without these insects, our ability to grow anything would be severely hampered.
  • Apple Pest Management
    This winter was particularly hard on my orchard. One apple tree blew over in the wind, revealing a fully rotted trunk; another emerged from the winter 2/3 dead. This sad state of affairs seems to have occurred widely, as the volume of apple tree calls confirms. Dead trees, dying trees, diseased trees, and last year’s poor apple harvest has gardeners scrambling for pest management strategies early this year.

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U of M Extension
Douglas County

720 Fillmore Ste B090

Alexandria MN 56308-1763
(320) 762-3890 (phone)
(320) 762-3871 (fax)

Douglas County Extension Committee

  • Bill Januszewski
  • Vicki Johnston
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