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Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors. Follow these tips to keep food safe while you're enjoying the great outdoors.
Safe food handling is important, especially when groups of people are fed at community events. Temperature control is a critical issue for volunteer food handlers. keep food safe when preparing and serving food to large groups.
Safe food handling is important, especially when serving food to the public at temporary food stands. This publication includes information to help keep food prepared and offered for sale safe for the consumer.
Durum was planted on 750,000 acres in North Dakota in 2011, down from the 1.8 million acres planted in 2010. Flooding and excessively wet conditions during spring and early summer reduced acres available for planting and hampered crop development throughout the growing season. In North Dakota, planted and harvested acres were record lows. Average yield is estimated at 26 bushels per acre (bu/a), down significantly from the yield of 37.5 bu/a recorded in 2010. The most commonly grown varieties in 2011 and the percent of the acreage they occupied were Divide (32.5), Mountrail (13), Alkabo (11.7), Lebsock (9.5), Grenora (6.2) and Ben (2.9).
During the 2010-11 growing season, 340,000 acres were planted to winter wheat in North Dakota, which is about the same as last year. The state winter wheat yield is estimated at 49 bushels per acre (bu/a), which is down substantially from last year. Due to good snow cover throughout the winter, survival of the winter wheat crop was good. Diseases and hot July temperatures, as well as excessive moisture in many regions of the state, took their toll on winter wheat yields. Leaf rust caused only minimal damage this year; little leaf rust development occurred in southern states and, therefore, little rust inoculum developed. Scab was problematic in certain parts of the state on winter wheat.