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North Dakota Hard Red Spring Wheat and Variety Trial Results for 2012 and Selection Guide - A574-2012
Hard red spring (HRS) wheat was planted on 5.75 million acres in 2012, up from 5.65 million acres in 2011. The average yield of spring wheat was 45 bushels/acre (bu/a), up significantly from the yield of 31.5 bu/a recorded last year.
Located in Landing Pages / Crops
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.
Located in Landing Pages / Crops
Baseline Water Quality in Areas of Oil Development - WQ1614
As oil development increases in North Dakota, private water well owners may be concerned about the quality and quantity of water they use or may use in the future.
Located in Landing Pages / Environment & Natural Resources
What is the Value of a Standing Corn Crop for Silage? - EC1343
Corn for silage sometimes is sold standing in the field and farmers frequently ask how to determine a fair price for the standing crop. EC1343 provides some guidelines for estimating the value of a standing corn crop.
Located in Landing Pages / Farm Economics & Management
The Facts of Square Foot Gardening - H1597
Square foot gardening is a method of intensive gardening. This publications lists the advantages and "how to" tips to this practice that is gaining popularity.
Located in Landing Pages / Gardens, Lawns & Trees
Protecting Groundwater from Pesticide Contamination (AE1197)
The North Dakota State Management Plan for Pesticides and Groundwater outlines the strategy to prevent degradation of groundwater by pesticides while protecting the beneficial uses of pesticides. The plan follows guidelines outlined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and is approved by the agencies with roles in the plan. EPA requires states to have this plan as well as approved management plans for each pesticide the EPA determines to be a contamination threat to groundwater.
Located in Landing Pages / Environment & Natural Resources
Agricultural Remote Sensing Basics (AE1262)
When farmers or ranchers observe their fields or pastures to assess their condition without physically touching them, it is a form of remote sensing. Observing the colors of leaves or the overall appearances of plants can determine the plant’s condition. Remotely sensed images taken from satellites and aircraft provide a means to assess field conditions without physically touching them from a point of view high above the field.
Located in Landing Pages / Crops
Farm Management Planning Guide Projected 2017 Crop Budgets South East North Dakota - EC1659
The 2017 crop budgets provide an estimate of revenues and costs for selected crops. Each set of budgets are developed for a multi-county region. There is considerable variation in soil type and productivity, weather conditions, as well as management and production practices within each region.
Located in Landing Pages / Farm Economics & Management
What is the Value of a Standing Corn Crop for Silage? (EC1343 (Revised))
This worksheet goes through the steps needed to calculate the value of a corn crop to be harvested for silage. The net value per acre assume the buyer incurs harvesting and hauling cost
Located in Landing Pages / Farm Economics & Management
Alfalfa Soil Fertility Requirements in North Dakota Soils (SF1863)
Alfalfa is the most important forage grown in North Dakota. This manuscript details its soil fertility requirements more extensively than any publication has previously. The previous circular related to alfalfa soil fertility also included clovers, however the soil fertility requirements of clover and alfalfa are very different and alfalfa frankly deserves better information.
Located in Landing Pages / Crops
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