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Preparing for and Coping with Disaster DE-1580

Preparing for and Coping with Disaster - DE1580

Feel calmer, get connected and increase your sense of control by being prepared.

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Dealing with Continuing Basement Seepage

Dealing With Continuing Basement Seepage - DE1570

A water table above the basement floor causes water to continually seek ways to enter the basement. This publication touches on what happens when that occurs and what can be done to prevent it from happening.

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Preparing a Home That Will Be Flooded

Preparing a Home That Will Be Flooded - DE1569

This is a step by step guide to prepare a home for a flood.

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Anhydrous Ammonia: Managing the Risks

Anhydrous Ammonia: Managing the Risks - AE1149

More anhydrous ammonia is used as fertilizer in North Dakota than any other nitrogen fertilizer source. Anhydrous ammonia is classified as a hazardous substance. Most accidents with anhydrous ammonia are due to uncontrolled releases. Few problems occur when the ammonia is being handled and applied as intended. Most uncontrolled releases are due to improper procedures, careless or untrained workers, or faulty equipment. Protective equipment is required by law to be available where anhydrous ammonia is handled or applied. Wearing protective equipment greatly reduces the chance of injury from an ammonia release. Countless tons of anhydrous ammonia are applied every crop year without problems; safe procedures and good-quality equipment do work.

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Sunflower Rust

Sunflower Rust - PP1557

Sunflower rust is a disease capable of causing yield loss in all sunflower production regions in the U.S. and Manitoba. Severe infection will decrease head size, seed size, oil content and yield. Sunflower rust epidemics are influenced by environmental conditions and the time of disease onset (when rust first occurs); therefore, incidence and severity vary from year to year. According to data collected from National Sunflower Association-sponsored surveys, the incidence and severity of sunflower rust in the U.S. has increased steadily throughout the 2000s. In North Dakota, sunflower rust commonly is reported, and dramatic yield reductions have been recorded in localized “hot spots.”

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