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Corn Development and Dry-Down in 2017 (09/14/17)

After a relatively cold August and a colder than average start to September, the questions being asked by many corn growers are, when is my corn going to mature and when will it be dry enough to allow for harvest.

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Farmer Rancher Grant Program (09/14/17)

Farmers and ranchers have great insight when it comes to improving their production systems.

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Corn Kernels with Red Streaking (08/31/17)

Earlier this week I received a question about the cause of red streaking in developing corn kernels.

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Cover Crop Tour - NDSU Campus Fargo September 26 (08/31/17)

Showing various cover crop species in the field and learning about the benefits of cover crops, will be the focus of a North Dakota State University Extension Service field day on Tuesday, September 26.

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2017 Iron-Defeciency Chlorosis Ratings Available (08/17/17)

During the 2017 growing season, Iron-deficiency chlorosis (IDC) has been observed in many soybean fields in North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.

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Planting Winter Wheat – 2017 (08/17/17)

Currently there is a large spread between the price of winter wheat and spring wheat.

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Late Blight Update (8/03/17)

Late blight has been confirmed in a commercial potato field in Pembina County and Nelson County, ND. The genotype from Pembina County is US23.

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Cover Crops Tour (8/03/17)

A daylong educational program has been set for Tuesday August 15th, starting with registration at 8:30 a.m. at the Coteau des Prairies Lodge (9953 141 Avenue SE), in Havana, ND.

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Tools for Monitoring Weather Impact on Corn Development (07/27/17)

We are slightly more than halfway through the growing season for corn. This allows us to look at how fast corn is developing this season relative to other seasons to make a more informed guess as to when it might mature.

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Estimating Pea Yield (07/27/17)

Like other crops, dry field pea yield can be estimated prior to harvest.

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Test Weight in Wheat (07/20/17)

During my travels to western North Dakota last week to attend field days, growers grappling with the decision of whether or not to hay their wheat crop were expressing concern about the test weight of their crop if taken to harvest.

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Estimating Wheat Yield (07/13/17)

For early-planted wheat, there are several methods for estimating yield based on yield components.

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Blooming Progress (07/13/17)

Most of the broadleaf crops in our area have transitioned from the vegetative stage to the reproductive phase of their life cycle.

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Water Management (07/06/17)

Although many parts of North Dakota are dry, there are areas in the northern part of the Red River Valley that have received sufficient or even abundant precipitation.

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Drought Stress on Corn Growth (07/06/17)

The United States Drought Monitor map shows that all of North Dakota is currently impacted by some level of moisture stress, with a large portion of the state under extreme drought conditions.

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Guidelines for Haying Drought Damaged Small Grains (6/29/17)

The severe drought that is currently affecting parts of the state is limiting crop and pasture growth.

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Cover Crop Establishment in Corn and Soybean (6/29/17)

Current research is being conducted involving interseeding a number of cover crops into established corn and soybean.

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Twisted Whorls in Corn (06/22/17)

About this time last year, I wrote about twisted whorls in corn.

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Nodules on Soybean Roots (06/22/17)

Soybean plants have the ability to form a symbiotic relationship with nitrogen-fixing Rhizobia bacteria, which cause the small swellings on the root system called nodules.

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Syngenta Sells Its Sugarbeet Seed Division (06/15/17)

Syngenta recently announced its intent to sell its sugarbeet seed business to Danish Company DLF Seeds.

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