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Spending the winter in an RV is not something to dread, especially if the owner takes the steps in this publication to make it more comfortable.
During the 2009-10 growing season, 340,000 acres were planted to winter wheat, down from 580,000 planted in 2008. Winter wheat yield is estimated at 56 bushels per acre (bu/a), and if realized, this will be the highest yield recorded in North Dakota. Due to good snow cover throughout the winter, survival of the winter wheat crop was excellent. Even spring wheat volunteers that emerged in the fall survived the winter. The cool summer and limited disease pressure favored high yield development. Furthermore, rainfall was adequate in western North Dakota, so yields were quite good. Leaf rust caused only minimal damage this year. Generally, scab was not problematic on winter wheat in 2010.
Barley, oat and rye varieties currently grown in North Dakota are described in the following tables. Successful production of these crops depends on numerous factors, including selecting the right variety for a particular area. Characteristics to evaluate in selecting a variety are yield potential in your area, test weight, straw strength, plant height, reaction to problematic diseases and maturity. Selecting varieties with good quality also is important to maintain market recognition. Because malting barley is purchased on an identity-preserved basis, producers are encouraged to determine which barley varieties are being purchased by potential barley buyers before selecting a variety. When selecting a high-yielding and good-quality variety, use data that summarizes several years and locations.
Discovering where your dollars go is the first step in becoming a more effective financial manager. This publication describes a management technique that shows exactly how much you have spent or have left to spend for each designated expense category.
Households using municipal or rural water supplies can depend on the utility to follow Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines for maximum levels of contaminants. An annual report is distributed to the users. Private well owners are not monitored by government agencies. This means the owner must take responsibility for the condition of the system. Routine testing establishes a water-quality record. If a contaminant problem develops, correlating the cause is easier if you keep a water-quality record.