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Increasing Food Safety on the Farm with Good Agricultural Practices (FN1920)

This manual assists specialty crop growers who have an interest in increasing food safety on their farm, documenting good agricultural practices, or becoming certified through the USDA’s Good Agricultural Practices and Good Handling Practices (GAP&GHP) audit verification program.

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Pulse Crop Production Field Guide for North Dakota (A1922)

The Pulse Crop Production Field Guide provides producers with data on field pea, chickpea and lentil production information throughout North Dakota. It addresses issues including variety fertilizing, disease, insect and weed control, harvesting and storing of pulses.

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Black and Navy Bean Response to Row Spacing and Plant Population in Eastern North Dakota (A1921)

NDSU research trials evaluate potential yield increase of black and navy bean with higher plant populations and narrower rows compared to the traditionally recommended plant density in wide rows.

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Safflower Production

Safflower Production - A870

Safflower provides three principal products: oil, meal and birdseed. Safflower oil consists of two types: those high in monounsaturated fatty acid (oleic) and those high in polyunsaturated fatty acid (linoleic). This publication provides background information on how to grow safflower in ND, from land selection, fertilizer management, variety selection, seeding, weed management to harvesting and marketing the crop. Safflower is an annual oilseed crop adapted primarily to the central grain areas of the western Great Plains.

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Using Electrical Conductivity and Total Dissolved Solids Meters to Field Test Water Quality (WQ1923)

An electrical conductivity or total dissolved solids meter is a quick method to estimate total dissolved solids in water and determine water quality.

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