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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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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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ND Alternative Crop Variety Trial Results for 2013

2013 North Dakota Alternative Crop Variety Performance - A1105

This publication contains information on selected varieties of flax, safflower, lentil and chickpea that North Dakota State University tested in 2013.

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ND Field Crop Insect Management Guide

North Dakota Crop Insect Management Guide - E1143

This is your reference copy of the 2014 edition of the North Dakota Insect Management Guide. The recommendations conform to the current federal and state laws and regulations relating to pesticidal chemicals at the time of printing. However, because pesticide recommendations frequently are subject to change, and inasmuch as this publication is revised only once each year, keeping in contact with North Dakota State University for up-to-date information on possible changes in insecticide registrations and use patterns is extremely important.

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Dry Pea Variety Trial Results 2013

North Dakota Dry Pea Variety Trial Results for 2013 and Selection Guide - A1469

Field pea fits well into small-grain rotations. The green- and yellow-seeded varieties are used for human consumption as dry split peas. Field peas also are used as protein concentrates for livestock and pigeon feeds. In North Dakota, pea yields are similar to hard red spring wheat yields. Field pea stems grow to a length of 33 to 36 inches, and the plant reaches maximum height at the early pod fill stage. A cool growing season (a mean temperature of 55 to 65 degrees) is necessary for optimum pea yields. Hot weather during flowering may result in a reduced seed set.

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ND Corn Hybrid Results 2013

North Dakota Corn Hybrid Trial Results for 2013 - A793

This publication reports the results of corn hybrid trials that were conducted by NDSU research and Extension personnel throughout North Dakota. The hybrids tested were entered voluntarily by the companies that market them, and the management of these trials was financed partially by the entry fee those companies paid. Links to the participating companies are summarized in Table 1. Additional information and data for a given location may be available at When selecting a hybrid, look at its performance at multiple locations and/or across years if possible.

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Clubroot of Canola Alert

Clubroot of Canola Alert - PP1700

Clubroot is caused by Plasmodiophora brassicae. The pathogen survives in the soil and infects the roots of canola and other Brassicae plants (such as broccoli, cauliflower, Shepherd’s purse and wild mustard), causing a galling and swelling, and giving them a “club” appearance.

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ND Hard Winter Wheat 2013

North Dakota Hard Winter Wheat Variety Trial Results for 2013 and Selection Guide - A1196

During the 2012-13 growing season, 220,000 acres were planted to winter wheat, with 205,000 acres harvested. The area harvested was down substantially from last year’s record area harvested of 700,000 acres. The state’s winter wheat yield this season was estimated at 43 bushels per acre (bu/a), which also is down from last year’s yield of 55 bu/a. Establishing winter wheat was problematic due to dry conditions in the fall of 2012, which not only impacted the area planted,

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ND Canola Variety Trials 2013

North Dakota Canola Variety Trial Results for 2013 and Selection Guide

Canola is a major oil crop in the northern Great Plains, particularly in North Dakota. In 2013, North Dakota accounted for approximately 67 percent of the canola acreage planted in the U.S. This publication summarizes canola variety performance at the various North Dakota State University Research Extension Centers. The relative performance of the varieties and hybrids is presented in table form. Give special attention to yield results of those trials nearest to your production area when evaluating varieties or hybrids in these trials.

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ND Durum Wheat 2013

North Dakota Durum Wheat Variety Trial Results for 2013 and Selection Guide - A1067-13

Durum was planted on 795,000 acres in North Dakota in 2013, down from the 1.4 million acres planted in 2012. Average yield is estimated at 38 bushels per acre, up from the yield of 32 bushels per acre recorded last year.

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Hard Red Spring Wheat

North Dakota Hard Red Spring Wheat Variety Trial Results for 2013 and Selection Guide - A574-13

Hard red spring (HRS) wheat was harvested from 5.06 million acres in 2013, down from 5.75 million acres in 2012. The average yield of spring wheat was 46 bushels/acre (bu/a), up slightly from the yield of 45 bu/a recorded last year.

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ND Barley Oat and Rye Variety Trial Results

North Dakota Barley, Oat and Rye Variety Trial Results for 2013 and Selection Guide - A1049-13

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.

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