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Canola Variety Trial Results

2014 Canola Variety Trials - A1124-14

The North Dakota Canola Variety Trail Results provide producers with data on canola performance throughout the state and gives information about yield and other information needed for accurate selection of canola hybrids for agricultural production in North Dakota.

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Tame Mustard Production

Tame Mustard Production - A935

The Tame Mustard Production publication provides producers with data on mustard variety yield performance throughout the state and gives information about other characteristics needed for accurate selection of mustard varieties. It also provides production information for North Dakota growers

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ND Hard Winter Wheat 2014

North Dakota Hard Winter Wheat Variety Trial Results for 2014 and Selection Guide - A1196

This publication provides information and performance data on the most recently released hard winter wheat varieties tested in North Dakota. Data from multiple locations in North Dakota are complied and summarized.

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Active Optical Sensor Algorithms

Active Optical Sensor Algorithms: How they work and how they can be used to calculate N requirements in the field - SF1176-5

Research from 2011 to 2013 has resulted in a data base that supports to use of active-optical sensors to direct side-dress N rates in corn. Previously, rates were determined using a grower best guess.

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Soybean Cyst Nematode

Soybean Cyst Nematode - PP1732

Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is the most damaging soybean disease in the United States. Since its first detection in ND it has spread to a dozen counties. This publication includes information about the SCN symptoms, biology, sampling and management.

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Sunflower Disease Diagnostic Series

Sunflower Disease Diagnostic Series - PP 1727

The series contains 20 colored cards of symptoms and important facts of sunflower diseases.

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Management Factors for Soybean Yield

Selected Management Factors for Economically Increasing Soybean Yield - A1718

Soybean yield increased with 14-inch versus 28-inch rows, 200,000 versus 150,000 pls/acre planting rate and special foliar inputs. The narrow rows also had higher net revenue than 28-inch rows. However, the low planting rate and no foliar inputs provided higher net revenue after costs of research factors versus the alternative choice for each factor.

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Air Temperature Inversions

Air Temperature Inversions Causes, Characteristics and Potential Effects on Pesticide Spray Drift - AE1705

Temperature inversions are micro-climatic events that can significantly contribute to off target movement of pesticides. This publication explains in detail: what they are, why they develop, how they are impacted by land condition, how to identify them, how to measure them, and how to minimize their impact on pesticide applications. Professional applicators, private applicators using pesticides on their farm or ranch, state and federal regulators, pesticide safety educators, researchers, and industry should benefit from the comprehensive explanations found in AE1705.

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Spray Equipment and Calibration

Spray Equipment and Calibration - AE73

Many pesticides used to control weeds, insects, and disease in field crops, ornamentals, turf, fruits, vegetables, and rights-of-way are applied with hydraulic sprayers. Tractor- mounted, pull-type, pickup-mounted and self-propelled sprayers are available from numerous manufacturers to do all types of spraying.

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2013 Dry Bean Grower Survey

2013 Dry Bean Grower Survey of Production, Pest Problems and Pesticide Use in MInnesota and North Dakota - E1710

The 2013 dry bean grower survey is the 24th annual survey of varieties grown, pest problems, pesticide use and grower practices of the Northharvest Bean Growers Association, an association of dry edible bean growers in Minnesota and North Dakota.

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Pesticide Use 2012

Pesticide Use and Pest Management Practices in ND, 2012 - W1711

This is the ninth major account of pesticide usage inNorth Dakota and describes pesticide usage onagricultural land in 2012. The information is derived from a comprehensive survey of North Dakota farm operators.

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Square Food Gardening

The Facts of Square Foot Gardening - H1597

Square foot gardening is a method of intensive gardening. This publications lists the advantages and "how to" tips to this practice that is gaining popularity.

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Fertilizing Hard Red Spring Wheat and Durum

Fertilizing Hard Red Spring Wheat and Durum - SF712

Nitrogen management is a key to successful wheat production. Recommendations include consideration of wheat yield and protein response to added N within three major state agri-climatology zones, and the use of wheat price and N cost in determining N rate. These recommendations are based on the concept that identifies an optimal N rate for greatest net income, not greatest yield.

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Projected Budgets for Irrigated Crops Central ND

Farm Management Planning Guide Projected Budgets for Irrigated Crops Central North Dakota - EC1661

These crop budgets provide an estimate of cost and returns for producing various crops under irrigation. The budgets are developed for a multicounty region. Soil type and productivity, as well as weather conditions, vary considerably across the region. These budgets are intended to be used as a guide. Producers should develop their own budgets.

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Pea Seed-borne Mosaic Virus

Pea Seed-borne Mosaic Virus (PSbMV) in Field Peas and Lentils - PP1704

Pea seed-borne mosaic virus (PSbMV) is an economically damaging viral pathogen of field peas and lentils that can cause significant losses in seed yield and quality, especially when infections occur before or during bloom. It has been observed on field peas and lentils in North Dakota and on field peas in Montana. PSbMV is distributed worldwide, and it presumably was introduced to North Dakota and Montana on seed imported from other regions.

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Corn Growth and Management Quick Guide

Corn Growth and Management Quick Guide - A1173

Knowing the growth stages of corn allows growers to time field operations properly to meet windows of opportunity. Proper timing of fertilizer, irrigation, cultivation, harvest, and insect, weed and disease control can improve yields significantly.

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Noxious and Troublesome Weeds

A Guide to North Dakota Noxious and Troublesome Weeds - W1691

This guide was made with collaboration of the author with the North Dakota State University Extension Service and the North Dakota Department of Agriculture, with funding from the U.S. Forest Service. This publication is designed to help land managers identify the state- or county-listed noxious weeds. Other species included are those with the most potential to spread within the state or into North Dakota from bordering states.

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Soybean Production Guide

Soybean Production Field Guide for North Dakota and Northwestern Minnesota - A1172

The production guide will provide useful information to assist you in making timely management decisions.

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Plotting the Course

Plotting a Course Short-term and Long-term Agricultural Planning Prices for North Dakota - EC1090

Planning for the future can be a very frustrating process but one that typically pays high dividends. These planning prices can be used for preparing annual enterprise budgets and annual whole-farm cash-flow projections.

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Sugarbeet Production Guide

2014 Sugarbeet Production Guide - A1698

The production guide will provide useful information to assist you in making timely management decisions.

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