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North Central ND (08/28/14)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota.

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Homemade Herbicide (08/28/14)

From web sources there appears to be a recipe for making your herbicide from common household products. Sources call it a “magical, natural, weed killing potion” with high “safety, effectiveness, and naturalness” and recommend as “an alternative to chemical weed killers.” The recipe is a derivative of: ½ gallon of vinegar + ½ cup of salt + 2 tablespoons of dish soap.

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Sharpen Desiccation Labels (08/28/14)

BASF has issued Supplemental labels for Sharpen as a desiccant for field pea, lentil, chickpea, and canola. The rate cannot exceed 2 fl oz/A. MSO and ammonium sulfate adjuvants must be added in accordance with the federal label.

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High Levels of DON Being Reported in Small Grains (08/28/14)

With winter wheat and barley harvest in full swing, several specialists and crop professionals have reported high deoxynivalenol (DON) levels in the harvested crop.

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Downy Mildew in 2014 (08/28/14)

Michelle Gilley, a research specialist at NDSU and the USDA sunflower unit, surveyed 105 sunflower fields this summer. She assessed the incidence of infected plants and, when possible, collected pathogen samples for race determination and fungicide sensitivity work that will be done this winter.

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Late Season Soybean Stem Diseases (08/28/14)

Now is a great time to examine your soybeans for diseases; particularly stem disease whose symptoms appear late in the season; brown stem rot, charcoal rot and sudden death syndrome (not yet found in North Dakota).

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Soybean Cyst Nematode Field Days Scheduled for September (08/28/14)

The NDSU Extension Service and the North Dakota Soybean Council are working together on three soybean cyst nematode (SCN) field days this summer. The three field days will be on September 18th (near Hunter, ND), September 22nd (near Wyndmere, ND) and September 23rd (near Galesburg, ND).

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2014 SCN Soil Testing Program – Coming Soon (08/28/14)

The NDSU Extension Service and the North Dakota Soybean Council are working together to coordinate an SCN soil testing reimbursement program again in 2014.

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Tips for Planting Winter Wheat in 2014 (08/28/14)

The 2013-14 winter wheat crop was the largest ever planted in North Dakota.

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2014 Soybean Iron-Deficiency Chlorosis Scores Available (08/28/14)

Iron-deficiency chlorosis (IDC) in soybean is a major problem in the eastern part of North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.

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Webinar on Stored Grain IPM (08/28/14)

Stored Grain Integrated Pest Management in the North Central United States Friday, September 12, 2014 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT

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Advanced Field Crop Workshop on Tuesday August 26, 2014

The University of Minnesota Institute for Ag Professionals is offering a half-day training workshop on Goss's Wilt of corn and herbicide mode of action at the Northwest Research and Outreach Center in Crookston, MN on Tuesday, August 26. Dr. Dean Malvick, Extension Corn and Soybean Plant Pathologist, Dr. Jeff Gunsolus, Extension Weed Specialist, and Dave Nicolai, Extension Crops Educator will lead the workshop.

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Weather/Crop Phenology Maps (08/14/14)

Maps detailing corn accumulated daily growing days, percent normal rainfall, departure from normal average air temperature, and accumulated wheat growing degree days.

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South Central ND (08/14/14)

Information from the South Central region of North Dakota.

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Northeast ND (08/14/14)

Information from the Northeast region of North Dakota.

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North Central ND (08/14/14)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota.

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Growth Regulator Herbicide Symptoms on Soybean (08/14/14)

Samples have come in showing classic growth regulator (GR) symptoms on soybean.

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Prevent Planted Acres in 2014 Ripe for Prevent Planting in 2015 (08/14/14)

This spring, there were several growers that mentioned to us that the only prevent plant acres from 2013 that they could plant in 2014 were those that were seeded to a cover crop in 2013.

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Strip-Till Advice for Valley Soils (08/14/14)

Conventional wisdom is that strip-till can’t work in the Valley because of our high clay soils. I know that this is untrue.

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Nitrogen Losses in High Clay Valley Soils, 2014 (08/14/14)

During the 2010, 2011, and 2013 I estimated N losses in high clay soils based on my ongoing corn N rate project ranging from about 100 pounds per acre in 2010 to nearly 150 pounds per acre in 2011 and 80-100 pounds per acre in 2013. This spring, I established two multi-treatment corn N rate/side-dress N rate studies.

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