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Volume 33, Issue 02 | June 18th, 2020

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As introduced last month, Grand Forks County and Renville County are sponsoring a series of  workshops as part of a “Soil Resource Management School” held periodically over the next few months. These workshops are designed give producers tools to utilize and better understand the soils that affect their cropping systems. Last month’s call was focused on Web Soil Survey.

On Tuesday, June 30th at 8:00 a.m. via ZOOM, join us for an online Fertility Field Day.  If you have any questions on using Zoom, please contact the Grand Forks County Extension office directly at 701-780-8229.  Dr. Chris Augustin, Soil Science PhD will present “Crop Nutrient Deficiencies, addressing the signs and symptoms of nutrient deficiencies in various crops– with potted examples of wheat, corn, sunflower, and canola on hand to visually see what some of these symptoms will look like.

We invite you to bring in any type of cropping questions that you may have, or email me photos/questions prior to the day, these may be soil related, or non-soil related questions. If you have video capabilities we can look at your sample that you have on hand, otherwise I would encourage you to take pictures and send them to me in advance of the Zoom call.

You can pre-register any time prior to the meeting at registration link above. CCA credits available.   This program is a joint effort and sponsored by NDSU Extension, Grand Forks County, Renville County and the Dickinson Research Extension Center.  For any accommodations that need to be made, please contact the Grand Forks County Extension Office by June 22nd, 2020 at 701-780-8229.



The Grand Forks County Weed Board, at the direction of the Grand Forks County Commission, has determined that the control of noxious weeds on all township roads has become a serious problem.  Accordingly, pursuant to GF County ordinance & ND State law, all township roadside ditches must be mowed by adjacent owners/and or operators, to a height of no higher than 10 inches and a width of 14 feet, by July 1, 2020.  Owners and/or operators are asked to assure the safety of the mower.  Please do not sacrifice safety for width of mowing swath.  All township roadside ditches not mowed by owners and/or operators by July 1, 2020, will be mowed by the GF Weed Board and the cost will be assessed to the owner’s property taxes.



Land Judging in OK

Land Judging is a national program open to youth in 4-H and FFA. The program is designed to teach core principles in soil management to youth ages 8-18, and foster appreciation for this natural resource's role in the growth of everyday commodities.  Soils have many uses, and the Grand Forks County 4-H Land Judging Program teaches youth basic soil differences, how soil properties affect crop growth, and why soils respond differently to management practices. Land judging contestants are competent in three skills: texturing, estimating slope, and determining the depth of surface and subsurface horizons. From these three skills, contestants will determine land capability class of a field, and proper use and treatment.

Grand Forks County will have a Land Judging team again this year. Practices will be during June and July with the state contest tentatively being held on Thursday, August 6 in Dickinson. Please contact MaKayla Fleming if you have young family members interested in participating.



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  • Herbicides: Drifting in the wind, Tank Mixes with Enlist One, Growth Stage Cutoff for Applications in Corn
  • Sugarbeet: Root Maggot Activity: Windy Weather = No Sharp Peak, Many More Flies to Come, Managing of Rhizoctonia Damping-off and Root Rot,
  • Low Disease Occurrence in Wheat and Barley
  • Top Dressing/Side-Dressing N


Each week NDSU Extension's agriculture and natural resource specialists and agents gather the latest crops, livestock, natural resource management, horticulture and ag economics information and send it to your email inbox. We invite you to subscribe today.  Some of the topics this week:

  • Grain Bin Safety
  • Calibrating a Hand Sprayer
  • Testing forages for Nitrates—An important tool under stressed growing conditions




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