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Composting and utilizing compost are advantageous tools in nutrient management plans that, when managed properly, reduce the potential to pollute and benefit crops. Compost is a mixture of organic residues (manure, animal carcasses, straw, etc.) that have been piled, mixed and moistened to undergo thermophilic (high heat 113 to 160 degrees Fahrenheit) decomposition.
This publication is directed at providing some ideas, encouragement and basic information. When coupled with a fertile imagination and common sense, a desirable landscape should be the result.
Sand and gravel, native clay, commercial sodium bentonite and neat cement grout are the most common materials used for plugging wells. Use of one or more of these materials will plug many types of abandoned wells effectively.
2009 Dry Bean Grower Survey of Pest Problems and Pesticide Use in Minnesota and North Dakota - E1477
The 2009 dry bean grower survey is the 20th annual survey of varieties grown, pest problems, pesticide use and grower practices of the Northarvest Bean Growers Association, an association of dry edible bean growers in Minnesota and North Dakota. Research and Extension faculty at North Dakota State University and the directors of the Northarvest Bean Growers Association developed the survey form. The survey was mailed to all Northarvest bean growers. All participants’ responses were anonymous.
There is more to vegetable gardening than putting seed in the ground. This publication will serves as a guide to seedbed preparation, selecting seeds of varieties, planting and transplanting and weed, disease and insect control.