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Weed Alert – Common Lambsquarters (05/07/15)

We have enjoyed an early spring in 2015. We did not have much snow and bare soil temperatures began to increase in March.

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Dry bean herbicide approved by ND Dept of Ag (05/07/15)

The ND Department of Ag has issued a Special Local Needs (SLN) registration to FMC Corporation enabling North Dakota dry bean producers to manage broadleaf weeds, including kochia and ALS-resistant kochia with Spartan® Elite herbicide.

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Soil Temperature and Germination of Sugarbeet Seeds (05/07/15)

Sugarbeet seeds germinate and emerge over a wide temperature range in the presence of adequate moisture and oxygen.

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Wake Up Call (05/07/15)

This winter, we had the unhappy reminder that we live in a very windy place. The Fargo radio was abuzz with calls about ‘black snow’ and some suggested that it was from oil-field flaring.

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Overview of Wheat Seed Treatments (05/07/15)

Seed treatments are very important in wheat production and the decision to use one can revolve around several factors such as crop rotation, seed source, planting conditions, history of pest problems, and economics.

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Projections for 2015 Sugarbeet Crop (05/07/15)

Topics Covered include: Sugar production from sugarcane and sugarbeet U.S. sugarbeet acreage Minnesota and North Dakota What are some basic practices growers can follow? What is the status of sugarbeet planting? Practice safety

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Will Soil-Applied Herbicides Work in a Dry Year? (05/07/15)

Two questions are on farmers minds. First, how long will soil-applied herbicides ‘last’ in the soil if it doesn’t rain and second, should a farmer consider using a rotary hoe or drag harrow to incorporate herbicides?

Will Soil-Applied Herbicides Work in a Dry Year? (05/07/15) - Read More…

Good Bug Corner (05/07/15)

We will be running a “good” bug section in the newsletter this year to increase knowledge and identification of good or beneficial insects.

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Revised Handy Bt Trait Table for Corn (05/07/15)

This table summarizes the transgenic traits that are available in corn for insect and weed management. Dr. Chris DiFonzo, Field Crops Entomologist, of Michigan State University updates the table each year.

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Checking for Adequate Stands of Small Grains (05/07/15)

Plantings of small grains are ahead of average and have emerged in many fields. Though somewhat on the dry side, conditions have generally been good for small grain emergence.

Checking for Adequate Stands of Small Grains (05/07/15) - Read More…

South Central ND (09/11/14)

Information from the South Central region of North Dakota.

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Weather/Crop Phenology Maps (09/11/14)

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

Weather/Crop Phenology Maps (09/11/14) - Read More…

Northwest ND (09/11/14)

Information from the Northwest region of North Dakota.

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North Central ND (09/11/14)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota.

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Weed Control in 2014, a Reflection on the Cropping Season (09/11/14)

It’s the time of the year when many growers are preparing for fall harvest. It’s also the time of the year when growers begin to look ahead to 2015.

Weed Control in 2014, a Reflection on the Cropping Season (09/11/14) - Read More…

2014 Sugarbeet Growers Survey (09/11/14)

The 46th annual sugarbeet production practices survey will be mailed to sugarbeet growers in September.

2014 Sugarbeet Growers Survey (09/11/14) - Read More…

Fall Nitrogen Application (09/11/14)

Here are my recommendations for North Dakota N application.

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Deep Sampling for Sugar Beet (09/11/14)

If you are a sugar beet grower (tough year, eh?) and your consultant still has a working 4 foot soil sampler, by all means have them use it.

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Fall Soil Sampling (09/11/14)

Years ago, there was a formula that NDSU published that offered an adjustment for nitrate levels in soil samples obtained before the end of September.

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Pre-harvest Sprouting and Falling Numbers (09/11/14)

Many reports indicate that the 2014 small grain yields will be some of the largest ever.

Pre-harvest Sprouting and Falling Numbers (09/11/14) - Read More…

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