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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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Common Arthropod Pests of Corn in North Dakota

This publication describes the common arthropod pests of corn in North Dakota. The following pests are included: northern and western corn rootworms, cutworms, European corn borers, grasshoppers, corn aphids, seed corn maggots, spider mites and white grubs (June beetles). To help pest managers with proper identification, a brief description and photograph of the immature and adult life stages is provided for each pest.

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Feeding Corn to Beef Cattle

Corn commonly is used as a feed grain in beef cattle diets throughout the U.S. However, until recently in many parts of North Dakota and other northern-tier states, feeding corn was less common. With the availability and improvement of shorter-season corn varieties, corn plantings in North Dakota increased nearly 40 percent from 2008 to 2017. In 2017, 427 million bushels of corn were produced in North Dakota. This has resulted in more interest in using corn as a feedstuff for beef cattle.

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Harvesting, Storing and Feeding Corn as Earlage

Earlage is growing in popularity in this region of the country because it allows the production of a relatively high-energy feed product, which can be harvested, stored and fed much like corn silage, using the same types of equipment that are used to produce corn silage.

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The Armyworm and the Army Cutworm

This publication summarizes pest management of Armyworms and Army cutworms in field crops (alfalfa, canola, corn, small grains, sugarbeets) grown in North Dakota. topics covered include: identification, life cycle, crop damage, trapping, field scouting, and economic thresholds in different field crops.

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