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This publication is designed to help the reader identify weeds and focus attention on many of the common and troublesome weeds found in lawns, it also provides cultural and chemical control recommendations
You can make quick, informed decisions about foods by following these steps to reading Nutrition Facts labels on food packages.
Procedures Used By the Soil Testing Lab at NDSU Soil testing is widely accepted as a practical guide for evaluating the fertility status of soils. Properly conducted soil tests can be used to make fertilizer recommendations to correct deficiencies, maintain soil nutrient levels for sustained high production or reveal environmentally harmful amounts. Soil test summaries show change in soil nutrient levels through time and help increase awareness of the principal soil fertility problems in a region. Soil test summaries should not be used as a guide to fertilizing individual fields. NDSU began offering soil testing services to farmers in the fall of 1953. Tests introduced at that time were extractable phosphorus by the NaHCO3 (sodium bicarbonate).
Field pea is a cool-season legume crop that is grown on over 25 million acres worldwide. Field pea or “dry pea” is marketed as a dry, shelled product for either human or livestock food. Field pea differs from fresh or succulent pea, which is marketed as a fresh or canned vegetable. Field pea is primarily used for human consumption or as a livestock feed. Field pea is a grain legume commonly used throughout the world in human cereal grain diets.
Most of the corn hybrids in North Dakota are still late maturing, lack stress tolerance and often, as in 2008, ended up with poor quality unless early maturing hybrids were harvested late in the fall. Corn value decreases when harvested at high moisture levels. Developing new early maturing corn hybrids in close cooperation with the seed industry is a long-term solution for maintaining profit statewide. The NDSU corn breeding program conducted 65 replicated experiments in 2008, including 22,360 plots across 22 locations mostly in North Dakota. The hybrid trials reported here are a minimum part of the overall corn breeding research efforts being conducted at NDSU to provide the most accurate methodology for hybrid adaptation to North Dakota’s environmentally challenging conditions. Results were based on genetic and statistical unbiased principles with the most efficient choice of experimental designs, randomization and replication.