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Canola Production Field Guide

Canola Production Field Guide - A1280

Canola is a specific edible type of rapeseed, developed in the 1970s, which contains about 40 percent oil. The term “canola” is a registered name by the Western Canadian Oilseed Crushers Association. Canola varieties must have an erucic acid content of less than 2 percent and less than 30 micromoles of glucosinolates per gram of seed. This makes it acceptable as an edible oil and animal protein feed. Canola oil is considered one of the highest quality edible oils available. Canadian and U.S. farmers mostly grow low-erucic acid and low-glucosinolate varieties. High-erucic acid oil rapeseed is grown and used for industrial lubricants. This type of rapeseed mostly is grown in Europe, although some production occurs in Canada and the U.S.

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Soybean Variety Trial Results

North Dakota Soybean Variety Trial Results for 2014 and Selection Guide - A843

Soybean variety selection should be based on maturity, yield, seed quality, lodging, iron-deficiency chlorosis tolerance and disease reaction. Later-maturing varieties tend to yield more than early maturing varieties when evaluated at the same location. After determining a suitable maturity for the farm, comparing yields of varieties that are of similar maturity is important. Although late maturity increases yield potential, later-maturing cultivars are more risky to grow than earlier-maturing varieties because an early fall frost may kill a late-maturing variety before the beans have completely filled in the pods, which will reduce yield greatly.

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Internal Heat Necrosis and Blackheart

Internal Physiological Disorders: Internal Heat Necrosis and Blackheart - A1738

Internal physiological disorders reduce the quality and marketability of potatoes. This publication explains internal heat necrosis and blackheart of potato tubers and some management strategies for reducing this problem.

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Clubroot of Canola Alert

Clubroot of Canola Alert - PP1700

Clubroot is caused by Plasmodiophora brassicae. The pathogen survives in the soil and infects the roots of canola and other Brassicae plants (such as broccoli, cauliflower, Shepherd’s purse and wild mustard), causing a galling and swelling, and giving them a “club” appearance.

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ND Hard Winter Wheat 2013

North Dakota Hard Winter Wheat Variety Trial Results for 2013 and Selection Guide - A1196

During the 2012-13 growing season, 220,000 acres were planted to winter wheat, with 205,000 acres harvested. The area harvested was down substantially from last year’s record area harvested of 700,000 acres. The state’s winter wheat yield this season was estimated at 43 bushels per acre (bu/a), which also is down from last year’s yield of 55 bu/a. Establishing winter wheat was problematic due to dry conditions in the fall of 2012, which not only impacted the area planted,

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Barley, Oat and Rye Variety Trial Results

North Dakota Barley, Oat,Rye and Flax Variety Trial Results for 2014 and Selection Guide - A1049-2014

This publication contains the results from variety trials conducted in several locations in ND focused on barley, oat and rye. Data may be useful to growers in selecting varieties that will be the most productive in their particular farm.

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Dry Pea Variety Trial Results

North Dakota Dry Pea Variety Trial Results for 2014 and Selection Guide - A1469-14

Dry pea (Pisum sativum L.), native to southwest Asia, was among the first crops brought under cultivation by man. The largest acreages of dry pea in the United States are in North Dakota, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. As a cool-season legume crop, it fits well into small-grain rotations. The green- and yellow-seeded varieties are used for human consumption. Dry peas also are used as protein concentrates for livestock and pigeon feeds. In North Dakota, pea yields generally are similar to or exceed spring wheat yield. Peas also can be used as a forage crop for hay, pasture or silage.

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Pythium Damping-off of Soybean

Pythium Damping-off of Soybean - PP1737

Pythium damping off causes stand loss and yield reduction in North Dakota. The disease is particularly damaging in cool and wet soils. The pathogens involved, biology, identification and management are discussed.

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Pythium Damping-off of Soybean

Pythium Damping-off of Soybean - PP1737

Pythium damping off causes stand loss and yield reduction in North Dakota. The disease is particularly damaging in cool and wet soils. The pathogens involved, biology, identification and management are discussed.

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ND Canola Variety Trials 2013

North Dakota Canola Variety Trial Results for 2013 and Selection Guide -A1124-13

Canola is a major oil crop in the northern Great Plains, particularly in North Dakota. In 2013, North Dakota accounted for approximately 67 percent of the canola acreage planted in the U.S. This publication summarizes canola variety performance at the various North Dakota State University Research Extension Centers. The relative performance of the varieties and hybrids is presented in table form. Give special attention to yield results of those trials nearest to your production area when evaluating varieties or hybrids in these trials.

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Hard Red Spring Wheat

North Dakota Hard Red Spring Wheat Variety Trial for 2014 and Selection Guide - A574-2014

this publication provides data on the performance of hard red spring wheat varieties from trials conducted throughout ND. It is intended to be a resource to be used by farmers in selecting varieties that can perform well in their own farms.

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ND Durum Wheat 2014

North Dakota Durum Wheat Variety Trial Results for 2014 and Selection Guide - A1067-14

This publication provides data on the performance of durum wheat varieties from trials conducted throughout ND. It is intended to be a resource to be used by farmers in selecting varieties that can perform well in their own farms.

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ND Durum Wheat 2013

North Dakota Durum Wheat Variety Trial Results for 2013 and Selection Guide - A1067-13

Durum was planted on 795,000 acres in North Dakota in 2013, down from the 1.4 million acres planted in 2012. Average yield is estimated at 38 bushels per acre, up from the yield of 32 bushels per acre recorded last year.

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Hard Red Spring Wheat

North Dakota Hard Red Spring Wheat Variety Trial Results for 2013 and Selection Guide - A574-13

Hard red spring (HRS) wheat was harvested from 5.06 million acres in 2013, down from 5.75 million acres in 2012. The average yield of spring wheat was 46 bushels/acre (bu/a), up slightly from the yield of 45 bu/a recorded last year.

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ND Barley Oat and Rye Variety Trial Results

North Dakota Barley, Oat and Rye Variety Trial Results for 2013 and Selection Guide - A1049-13

Barley, oat and rye varieties currently grown in North Dakota are described in the following tables. 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. Because malting barley is purchased on an identity-preserved basis, producers are encouraged to determine which barley varieties are being purchased by potential barley buyers before selecting a variety. When selecting a high-yielding and good-quality variety, use data that summarizes several years and locations.

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Canola Variety Trial Results

ND Canola Variety Trial Results for 2014 and Selection Guide - A1124-14

The North Dakota Canola Variety Trail Results provide producers with data on canola performance throughout the state and gives information about yield and other information needed for accurate selection of canola hybrids for agricultural production in North Dakota.

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Tame Mustard Production

Tame Mustard Production - A935

The Tame Mustard Production publication provides producers with data on mustard variety yield performance throughout the state and gives information about other characteristics needed for accurate selection of mustard varieties. It also provides production information for North Dakota growers

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ND Hard Winter Wheat 2014

North Dakota Hard Winter Wheat Variety Trial Results for 2014 and Selection Guide - A1196

This publication provides information and performance data on the most recently released hard winter wheat varieties tested in North Dakota. Data from multiple locations in North Dakota are complied and summarized.

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Grain Drying

Grain Drying - AE701

Grain drying, as used in this publication, refers to the removal of some of the moisture from grain by mechanically moving air through the grain after it has been harvested. Grain in the field dries naturally as the crop matures, giving up mois-ture to the air until the grain moisture is in equilibrium with the moisture in the air (equilibrium moisture content). Conditions become less favorable for grain to dry to moisture contents considered safe for storage as the harvest is delayed into late fall.

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Active Optical Sensor Algorithms

Active Optical Sensor Algorithms: How they work and how they can be used to calculate N requirements in the field - SF1176-5

Research from 2011 to 2013 has resulted in a data base that supports to use of active-optical sensors to direct side-dress N rates in corn. Previously, rates were determined using a grower best guess.

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