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Latest NDSU Extension Publications

ND Barley, Oat, Rye and Flax Variety Trial Results 2009

North Dakota Barley, Oat,Rye and Flax Variety Trial Results for 2009 and Selection Guide - A1049-2009

Barley, oat, rye and flax varieties are tested each year at multiple sites throughout North Dakota. The relative performance of these varieties is shown in table form. Variety performance data are used to provide variety recommendations to producers.

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ND Soybean Performance Testing 2009

North Dakota Soybean Performance Testing 2009 - 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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ND & SD Sunflower Hybrid Trial Results for 2009

North Dakota and South Dakota Hybrid Sunflower Performance Testing 2009 - A652

In North Dakota, an estimated 850,000 acres of sunflowers were harvested in 2009. This was a decrease of 230,000 acres compared with 2008.

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Fertilizing Winter Rye

Fertilizing Winter Rye - SF1462

Rye previously was grouped with wheat in fertility recommendations, but rye has unique nutrient requirements that separate it from other grains. Nitrogen requirements are not as high, even though yield may be comparable to wheat. Because economic return for rye is not as high as for wheat, other nutrient recommendations are more modest. A significant amount of rye is grown organically, so suggestions for fertilizing in an organic system also are included.

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Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention for Young Children

Bright Beginning #26 Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention for Young Children - FS1461

As young children grow older, the challenges they face in life become more serious. Parents and other adults may become increasingly concerned about children’s safety. This publication addresses the topics of alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention, and how to guide children in growing up healthy and drug-free.

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