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A list of current publications from NDSU Extension Service.

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Latest NDSU Extension Publications

Canola Production Field Guide

Canola Production Field Guide - A1280

Canola is a specific edible type of rapeseed, developed in the 1970s, which contains about 40 percent oil. The term “canola” is a registered name by the Western Canadian Oilseed Crushers Association. Canola varieties must have an erucic acid content of less than 2 percent and less than 30 micromoles of glucosinolates per gram of seed. This makes it acceptable as an edible oil and animal protein feed. Canola oil is considered one of the highest quality edible oils available. Canadian and U.S. farmers mostly grow low-erucic acid and low-glucosinolate varieties. High-erucic acid oil rapeseed is grown and used for industrial lubricants. This type of rapeseed mostly is grown in Europe, although some production occurs in Canada and the U.S.

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Soybean Variety Trial Results

North Dakota Soybean Variety Trial Results for 2014 and Selection Guide - A843

Soybean variety selection should be based on maturity, yield, seed quality, lodging, iron-deficiency chlorosis tolerance and disease reaction. Later-maturing varieties tend to yield more than early maturing varieties when evaluated at the same location. After determining a suitable maturity for the farm, comparing yields of varieties that are of similar maturity is important. Although late maturity increases yield potential, later-maturing cultivars are more risky to grow than earlier-maturing varieties because an early fall frost may kill a late-maturing variety before the beans have completely filled in the pods, which will reduce yield greatly.

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Handling Food Through Floods

Handling Food Through Floods - FN1549

Flood water may carry silt, raw sewage, oil or chemical waste. If foods have been in contact with flood waters, use this information to determine their safety.

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Internal Heat Necrosis and Blackheart

Internal Physiological Disorders: Internal Heat Necrosis and Blackheart - A1738

Internal physiological disorders reduce the quality and marketability of potatoes. This publication explains internal heat necrosis and blackheart of potato tubers and some management strategies for reducing this problem.

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Dry Pea Variety Trial Results

North Dakota Dry Pea Variety Trial Results for 2014 and Selection Guide - A1469-14

Dry pea (Pisum sativum L.), native to southwest Asia, was among the first crops brought under cultivation by man. The largest acreages of dry pea in the United States are in North Dakota, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. As a cool-season legume crop, it fits well into small-grain rotations. The green- and yellow-seeded varieties are used for human consumption. Dry peas also are used as protein concentrates for livestock and pigeon feeds. In North Dakota, pea yields generally are similar to or exceed spring wheat yield. Peas also can be used as a forage crop for hay, pasture or silage.

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