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ND Canola Variety Trial Results for 2012

North Dakota Canola Variety Trial Results for 2012 and Selection Guide - A1124-12

Canola is a major oil crop in the northern Great Plains, particularly in North Dakota. In 2012, North Dakota accounted for approximately 83 percent of the canola acreage harvested in the United States. This publication summarizes canola variety performance at the various North Dakota State University Research Extension Centers.

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ND Hard Winter Wheat

North Dakota Hard Winter Wheat - A1196

During the 2011-12 growing season, 750,000 acres were planted to winter wheat, with 700,000 acres harvested. This is the largest area of winter wheat ever planted and harvested in North Dakota. The state’s winter wheat yield is estimated at 55 bushels per acre (bu/a), which ties the record yield obtained in 2010. Due to a mild winter, winter survival of the crop was excellent. Furthermore, due to relatively dry conditions, little disease pressure occurred this year. Stripe rust was problematic in a few areas on susceptible varieties.

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ND Barley, Oat  and Rye 2012

North Dakota Barley, Oat and Rye Variety Trial Results for 2012 and Selection Guide - A1049-2012

Successful production of these crops depends on numerous factors, including selecting the right variety for a particular area. Characteristics to evaluate in selecting a variety are: yield potential in your area, test weight, straw strength, plant height, reaction to problematic diseases and maturity. Selecting varieties with good quality also is important to maintain market recognition.

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Beverage Mixes in a Jar

Beverage Mixes in a Jar - FN1625

Enjoy these beverages at home or give as gifts to friends and family for birthdays, holidays or other special occasions. Consider these beverage mixes a fun and easy way to make delicious drinks without breaking your budget.

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Understanding Sheep Estimated Breeding Values

Understanding Sheep Estimated Breeding Values - AS1621

Since sheep were domesticated, shepherds have been trying to select breeding animals that will have progeny that are bigger and better. Most often, the traits selected, such as weaning or fl eece weight, affect the productivity of the flock.

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