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One Persons Weed is another Person’s Ingredient for Salad (06/25/15)

I live in an area of south Fargo that is under residential development. There are very few homes in my part of town and plenty of weeds along recently constructed roads. I noticed a group of people harvesting lambsquarter leaves recently. I was surprised and went to the internet to investigate lambsquarters as a source of food for human consumption.

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Plant Sugarbeet into Fields with Known Herbicide History (06/25/15)

Last week I walked a sugarbeet field with nearly 100% stand loss on the low organic matter, eroded, higher elevation areas of the field.

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Barley Injury following Pursuit and Raptor (06/25/15)

Question: In this area of the state soil pH is 5.4-6.0 and organic matter is 3.2-3.5%. Some growers are planting barley on sunflower stalks treated the prior year with Beyond herbicide at 4 fl oz/A.

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Use of HSMOC Adjuvants with Herbicides (06/25/15)

I have been getting many questions about the use HSMOC adjuvants. These questions show the confusion about use and function of this adjuvant type.

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Correct Crop Nutritional Diagnosis Using Plant Analysis (06/25/15)

I have already referred to plant analysis as a tool that growers/crop consultants can use to better diagnose nutritional problems suspected from symptoms observed in the field.

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Canola Risk Map – June 22 (06/25/15)

Flowering canola in some of the state is currently in moderate to high risk for sclerotinia infection. If daytime highs remain are cool to moderate (60’s – 70’s) and canopy moisture is high, a fungicide application could be warranted.

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Weather/Crop Phenology Maps (06/18/15)

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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Southwest ND (06/18/15)

Information from the Southwest region of North Dakota

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South Central ND (06/18/15)

Information from the South Central region of North Dakota.

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Northeast ND (06/18/15)

Information from the Northeast region of North Dakota.

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Good Bug Corner - Bees (06/18/15)

This is EPA’s National Pollinator Week from June 15-21, 2015!

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Waterhemp has Emerged in Row-Crop Fields (06/18/15)

Part of the weeds management strategy is properly identifying weeds in the field. Pigweed identification is especially difficult in the early seedling stages since many species look the same. A ‘pigweed identification guide’ developed at Kansas State University is available.

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Curtail M Rates in Flax (06/18/15)

Question: I am having difficulty reconciling the flax use rate for Curtail M listed in the ND weed guide at 1.33 to 1.75 pt/A to the rate of 0.85 pt/A listed in the Flax section of the federal Curtail M label. Can you tell me what I am missing?

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Soybean Yield Loss from Leaf Burn (06/18/15)

Question: Do you have any information on soybean response to Flexstar applied postemergence? I have many growers questioning what, if any yield loss occurs when spraying this herbicide.

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Noxious and Invasive Weed Guides Available (06/18/15)

Two NDSU publications are available. “A Guide to North Dakota Noxious and Troublesome Weeds”, W-1691 has been reprinted, and “Identification and Control of Invasive and Troublesome Weeds in North Dakota”, W-1411 has been revised and reprinted.

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Pasture Grass Injury from Herbicides (06/18/15)

The following is information provided by Dr. Rod Lym, NDSU Weed Scientist.

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Nitrogen Application for Spring Wheat and Durum Protein Increase (06/18/15)

Spring wheat and durum is approaching heading. My plots near Lisbon are in the boot stage and will head out in a few days.

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Corn N Sidedress Options (06/18/15)

Many more growers are planning to sidedress corn this year than in the past. Most growers that have tried sidedressing the past few years have been successful at increasing corn yield over fields with preplant only.

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