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Iron Deficiency Chlorosis in Soybean (06/14/18)

After an initial dry start to the soybean growing season, rainfall in the last week or two has provided conditions for iron deficiency chlorosis (IDC) to show up in the region.

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Heat Stress of Emerging Potato Plants (06/07/18)

The higher than normal temperatures have caused rapid emergence of potato plants but has also caused damage on some potatoes.

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Emergence Uniformity in Corn (06/07/18)

Now is a good time to evaluate the uniformity in emergence of the corn crop.

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Soybean Establishment (06/07/18)

To maximize yield in North Dakota production fields, NDSU recommends an established soybean plant density of 150,000 plants per acre, regardless of row spacing.

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Will Wheat Catch Up to the Calendar? (5/31/18)

A few weeks ago, I was asked whether the wheat crop would catch up in its growth and development now that planting was delayed compared to the last few years.

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Effect of Planting Date on Days to Maturity in Corn (5/31/18)

Good planting progress occurred this past week and most of the corn and small grain acres are now planted.

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Land Rolling (5/31/18)

Land rolling is often used in soybean fields in North Dakota and NW Minnesota, especially in fields with rocks and soil clods or fields with corn stubble.

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Checking Stand Establishment of Small Grains and Corn (05/24/18)

Planting of most crops continues to lag behind the five-year average, and early-planted small grain and corn are just now emerging.

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Sunflower Management to Improve Yields (05/24/18)

The average North Dakota sunflower yield, as reported by the National Agricultural Statistics Service, has increased by 13.5 pounds per acre per year since 1997.

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Strategies for Late Seeded Corn and Small Grains (05/17/18)

Planting progress for corn and small grains is still behind last year and the five-year average. Some fields are still too wet to work, and other farms have delayed planting while awaiting fertilizer. With the expected rain this week, planting will likely be delayed further, pushing planting dates beyond the optimum period.

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Seeding Dates (05/17/18)

Seeding DatesNDSU researchers evaluated the effect of seeding date on canola yield at different locations. Growing conditions will differ within the state and from year to year.

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2017 National Sunflower Association Survey Result (05/10/18)

The National Sunflower Association has conducted in-depth fall surveys in farmer’s fields throughout the main sunflower growing regions of the United States as well as in the Canadian province of Manitoba for the last sixteen years.

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Weeds Germinate and Emerge Temporally During Spring and Summer (05/10/18)

nnual weeds germinate in the spring, grow during the summer and set seeds in the fall. Sounds basic, doesn’t it?

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Impact of Planting Date on Corn Yields in North Dakota (05/10/18)

Last week in my Crop and Pest Report, I discussed the effect of late planting on spring wheat yield. Substantial progress in wheat planting was achieved this past week (from 3% to 20%), nevertheless the area planted is still significantly less than last year and the five year average. Hopefully the weather will allow for continued progress in planting this coming week.

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NDAWN Potato Blight App (05/10/18)

We are excited to announce that we will posting the potato Blightline on a new app, called NDAWN Potato Blight.

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Soybean Producer Survey (05/03/18)

Conclusions based on the 2017 grower survey data (360 soybean fields)

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Does Delayed Planting of Spring Wheat Mean Lower Yields? (05/03/18)

Spring wheat planting is off to a slow start, with only three percent of the area planted compared to 22% for the 5-year average.

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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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