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Start Actively Managing for Salinity (05/08/14)

Salinity is rearing its ugly head this spring as a result of a relatively high water table from all the rain last fall, limited flushing of salts as a result of low snow cover/melting and high evaporation from fall tillage and lack of soil residue since most of it blew across fields this winter.

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Few Tips to Manage Root Rots in Field Peas (05/08/14)

There were serious incidences of field pea root rots in the north central and the north western regions of North Dakota last year.

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North Dakota Corn Nitrogen Calculator Posted (05/08/14)

After 5 years of field N rate trials, with funding from the North Dakota Corn Council, the International Plant Nutrition Institute and Pioneer Hi-Bred, Int., the N recommendations for corn in North Dakota have been revised and the North Dakota Corn Nitrogen Calculator has been posted on my website http://www.ndsu.edu/pubweb/soils/corn/

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Projections for 2014 Sugarbeet Crop (05/08/14)

In the US, sugar is processed from sugarcane and sugarbeet. Sugarcane is produced in Florida, Louisiana, Texas and Hawaii. Sugarbeet is produced mainly in Minnesota, North Dakota, Idaho, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Oregon and California.

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Evaluating Winter Wheat Plant Stands (05/08/14)

With a record area planted to winter wheat in North Dakota this past fall of 800,000 acres, the current status of the crop has significant implications for many growers and for the overall production of wheat in the state.

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Soybean Row Spacing and Seeding Rate (05/08/14)

Opportunities exist for farmers to increase soybean yield and profitability by selecting row spacing and seeding rates.

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Be Safe – Prevent Tick Bites! (05/08/14)

With warmer spring weather, tick season is upon us.

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New NDSU Sugarbeet Agronomist (05/08/14)

Dr. Thomas Peters has accepted a position as Extension Sugarbeet Agronomist for North Dakota State University/University of Minnesota.

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Cooperative Extension Service Celebrates 100th Anniversary (05/08/14)

Cooperative Extension Service Celebrates 100th Anniversary

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Weather/Crop Phenology Maps (09/12/13)

Maps detailing corn accumulated daily growing days, percent normal rainfall, departure from normal average air temperature, and accumulated wheat growing degree days.

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Southwest ND – Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus (09/12/13)

Information from the Southwest region of North Dakota.

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South-Central ND (09/12/13)

Information from the South-Central region of North Dakota.

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Preparing Trees for Winter Checklist (09/12/13)

With the coming of fall it is important to remember to prepare your trees for the tough North Dakota winter. The following checklist serves as a reminder of the most important considerations for fall tree care and proper tree winterization.

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Dealing with Non-Conventional Soil and Fertilizer Amendments (09/12/13)

Not that many years ago, the standard method for introducing a product was research and development. Now, most of the products introduced as soil or fertilizer amendments are development and maybe research. And if the research does not support the product use, just ignore it.

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Ear Rot Disease Concerns At Harvest For A Corn Grower In ND (09/12/13)

Keeping in view of the weather and insurance concerns, growers should keep an eye out for corn ear rots at harvest.

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Soil Sampling For Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) (09/12/13)

Soil samples for cysts require a different test than a fertility sample. It is important to treat the SCN soil sample with care and get the sample to the lab as soon as possible. Although cysts are tough, they are still living creatures and do not do well in the sun in a truck for week. Private and public labs can do cyst tests (Agvise, NDSU, UMN, etc.).

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