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A Guide to North Dakota Noxious and Troublesome Weeds

This publication includes photos of all North Dakota state and county listed noxious weeds as well as "troublesome" plants such as poison ivy. Methods to identify and control each weed are discussed and why the plant is a concern in the state is explained. This is a pocket sized version of the publications W1411, Identification and Control of Invasive and Troublesome Weeds in North Dakota.

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Alfalfa Soil Fertility Requirements in North Dakota Soils

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.

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Anhydrous Ammonia: Managing The Risks

Anhydrous ammonia has the potential to be one of the most dangerous chemicals used in agriculture today. It is used and stored under high pressures, which requires specially designed and well-maintained equipment. Those who work with anhydrous ammonia must be trained to follow exact procedures in handling it.

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Banded Sunflower Moth

This publication summarizes the life cycle, crop damage, and distribution of the banded sunflower moth. It explains monitoring and estimating damage potential, pheromone traps, chemical control and application timing, cultural control, biological control and host plant resistance.

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Basics of Corn Production in North Dakota

The basics of corn production in North Dakota provides information about corn production in the state. It addresses topics from abiotic stresses, soil fertility management, weed and insect control, diseases, as well as harvesting and storing corn.

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Buckwheat Production

This publication talks about growing buckwheat in North Dakota, from the adaption, rotation, variety selection and seeding to fertilizing, harvesting and marketing the crop. It also includes information on pests, weed control, and the average yield from different locations across the state.

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Building Soil Health

Science-based information and farmer use of soil health building strategies are presented in this short booklet. the goal is to provide both a starting point for farmer incorporation of practices on-farm and also tips to fine tune on-farm goals.

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Canola Production

Canola has become a popular oilseed crop for North Dakota. The state leads the U.S. in canola production, with approximately 92 percent of domestic production. Canola is a specific edible type of rapeseed, developed in the 1970s, which contains about 40 percent oil. The term “canola” is a name registered by the Western Canadian Oilseed Crushers Association.

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Canola Production Field Guide

The North Dakota Canola production field guide provide producers with data on canola production information throughout the state. it addresses issues from hybrid selection, growth and fertilizing, disease, insect and weed control, harvesting and storing.

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Care and Maintenance of Irrigation Wells

Effective irrigation is not possible without a reliable water source. In North Dakota, the availability of relatively shallow aquifers with high-quality water has spurred the development of irrigation in many areas. Irrigation wells must produce a high volume of water during the driest months: July and August. To maintain consistent, high production from year to year, a well requires annual maintenance, just like any other piece of valuable equipment.

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Caught in the Grain!

People can become caught or trapped in grain in three different ways: the collapse of bridged grain, the collapse of a vertical wall of grain, and entrapment in flowing grain. Moving or flowing grain is involved in all three. People who work with grain – loading it, unloading it, and moving it from bin to bin – need to know about the hazards of flowing grain and how to prevent a grain entrapment situation.

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Compatibility of North Dakota Soils for Irrigation

This publication is intended as a first step to help current and prospective irrigators understand the principles behind the irrigability of soils in North Dakota. This publication lists all the soils in the state with relevant properties and categorizes them as irrigable, conditional or nonirrigable.

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Dry Bean Production Guide

Dry bean is a food crop that requires the producers to provide special cultural management and attention. Proper management is essential from cultivar selection, field selection and planting through harvest, plus marketing for maximum profitability. This guide helps producers meet those production challenges.

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