Holidays are a great time to gather family and friends. Holidays can be stressful times, too, as people try to squeeze in lots of extra activities in the same amount of time.
When the weather is cold, I just want to stay in my house and watch TV. I usually snack when I watch TV, and I often gain weight during the winter months. Do you have any ideas?
White mold is one of several important foliar diseases that potentially affect potato production due to reductions in tuber yield and increase disease management costs. This presentation will help potato growers and field managers in potato production regions understand how the fungus that cause white mold colonizes host substrates to initiate disease, infects healthy potato foliage, and is most efficiently managed. Environmental and host factors that affect disease spread and progression will be discussed. The rolls of sclerotia in overwintering of the pathogen, of apothecia and ascospores in disease spread, senescent host tissue for initial infection and how they all relate to disease management will be presented. By the end of the presentation, those that listen will know more about the epidemiology of white mold and will be well equipped to manage the disease.
Michelle Draxten, MPH, RD, Public Health Nutritionist, Fargo Cass Public Health
Bev Gravdahl, Project Coordinator
Allie Benson, R.D., L.R.D., Program Assistant and Stacy Wang, R.D., L.R.D, Extension Associate
This presentation gives an overview of the effects of planting canola, dry bean, or wheat prior to potatoes. Data from the first potato crop is available and did not have any significant differences in yield or marketable yield.
The National Potato Council has received a number of calls and other contacts regarding the presence of Dickeya in North America and particularly with regard to the role of laboratory testing in making determinations on the presence of Dickeya in seed potato. Here is some information on these topics. This letter came from the NPC.
The NDAES Seed Pricing Committee met October 28, 2016 to establish the 2017 price structure for Foundation seed. Cost of production and Estimated Year-end Minneapolis Cash Grain Market Price is based upon projections made by NDSU Extension Ag Economists at the time of the pricing committee meeting. This approach should provide stability in projecting resources, reduce the need for yearly minor adjustments and be consistent with our goal of providing a cost recovery service. Prices for some specialty crops are based upon cost of Foundation seed production. 2016 Fall Prices: Prices for fall crops were established by the Seed Pricing Committee on August 9th, 2016.
Bev Gravdahl, B.S.N., R.N., F.C.N., FCA Project Coordinator
Alyssa Carlson, Graduate Research Assistant, NDSU
Allie Benson, R.D., Program Assistant, NDSU Extension Service
Late blight has the potential to be one of the most destructive diseases for potato growers. Late blight is influenced largely by environmental conditions. Management under semi-arid conditions can be quite different than managing the disease under wet, humid conditions. This presentation outlines effective control practices for growers who raise potatoes under semi-arid conditions. This presentation addresses the effect of irrigation on late blight, fungicide efficacy against late blight, the impact of weather, timing of fungicide applications, the effect of application method on fungicide residue, and the role of post-harvest products.
Sharing a meal can promote a healthful diet and a chance to connect and build relationships.
My family enjoys pumpkin-flavored foods, but I keep making pumpkin pie and pumpkin bars. I know those recipes are high in calories. Do you have any new ways to enjoy pumpkin?
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