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The mix featured in this handout uses common household ingredients such as rolled oats, a good source of fiber. Always use good-quality ingredients and measure carefully when making a mix. To save money, shop for ingredients when they are on sale. Label ingredients with the date of purchase.
The 2011 dry bean grower survey is the 22nd annual survey of varieties grown, pest problems, pesticide use and grower practices of the Northarvest Bean Growers Association, an association of dry edible bean growers in Minnesota and North Dakota.
If new races of stem rust spread to North America, they may threaten wheat and barley production. In preparation for the possible introduction of these new races of stem rust, a number of critical questions arise regarding the most effective ways to identify, monitor, and manage the disease. This publication answers these critical questions with the best available information about the emerging threat.
This publication identifies the many diseases affecting heads and grain, diseases affecting leaves and diseases affecting stem and roots of wheat.
Livestock often are attracted to riparian systems for the availability of forage and water, shade and smooth terrain. Riparian ecosystems are extremely productive, with some providing 81 percent of the summer forage utilized by livestock (Roath and Krueger 1982). Livestock grazing of riparian vegetation can result in a decline in soil health, loss of biotic diversity, degradation of wildlife habitat, reduced water quality and alterations in stream hydrology. However, grazing has been found to be important for the proper functioning of many riparian zones. Implementation of proper grazing management practices is essential to prevent livestock from congregating in riparian ecosystems, which results in a decline in water quality. The development of off-stream water sources has been shown to reduce livestock use of riparian ecosystems (Miner et al. 1992), reducing the fecal contamination in the stream. Off-stream water developments have been linked to improvements in riparian health and livestock production. Livestock that have access to an off-stream water source have been reported to have greater weight gains (Stillings et al. 2003).