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Durum Wheat Variety Trial Results

North Dakota Durum Wheat Variety Trial Results for 2015 and Selection Guide - A1067-15

This publication contains the results from multiple locations of the performance adapted varieties of durum.

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Soybean Variety Trials

North Dakota Soybean Variety Trial Results for 2015 and Selection Guide - A843

The ND Soybean Variety Trial Results provide producers with data on soybean performance throughout the state and gives information about yield and other information needed for accurate selection of soybean varieties for agricultural production in ND.

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Dry Bean Variety Results

North Dakota Dry Bean Variety Trial Results for 2015 and Selection Guide - A654

The ND Dry Bean Variety Trial Results provide producers with data or bean performance throughout the state gives information about yield and other information needed for accurate selection of Dry Bean Varieties for agricultural production in ND.

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Hard Red Spring Wheat

North Dakota Hard Red Spring Wheat and Variety Trial Results for 2015 and Selection Guide - A574-15

This publication summarizes data from variety trials conducted in the main research centers in North Dakota.

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ND Dry Pea Varieties 2015

North Dakota Dry Pea Performance Testing 2015 - A1469-15

The North Dakota Pea Variety Trial Results provide producers with data on Field Pea performance throughout the state and gives information about yield and other information needed for accurate selection of Dry Pea Varieties for agricultural production in ND.

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ND Canola Variety Trials 2015

2015 Canola Variety Trials - A1124-15

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

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Potato Tuber Viruses

Potato Tuber Viruses: Mop-top Management -A1777

The Potato mop-top virus causes tuber quality problems. Infection on tubers may be expressed as arc or rings on the tuber surface, deep cracking and distortions to the skin that compromising tuber quality. Care must be taken not to infest fields with PMTV from known powdery scab and PMTV infected fields and by avoiding PMTV or powdery scab-infected seed tubers.

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Canola Production

Canola Production - A686

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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Sprinkler Irrigation Systems

Selecting a Sprinkler Irrigation System - AE91

The four basic methods of irrigation are: subsurface irrigation (“subirrigation,” which uses tile drain lines), surface or gravity irrigation, trickle irrigation (also called drip irrigation) and sprinkler irrigation. Of the acres currently irrigated in North Dakota, more than 80 percent use some type of sprinkler system. Statewide, the center pivot is the most popular sprinkler system.

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ND Hard Winter Wheat 2015

North Dakota Hard Winter Wheat Variety Trial Results for 2015 and Selection Guide - A1196

During the 2014-15 growing season, 250,000 acres of winter wheat were planted and 235,000 acres were harvested. The state’s winter wheat yield this season was estimated at 51 bushels per acre (bu/a), which is up significantly from last year’s yield of 44 bu/a. Generally, conditions were favorable for winter wheat development and yield. Yellow rust developed at damaging levels in some areas of the state . Fusarium head blight (scab) was problematic in a few regions of the state, but generally the crop was of a better quality than last year, when scab was more widespread. This publication will aid producers with variety selection.

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Sunflower Disease Diagnostic Series (PP1727)

This series aids in disease identification.

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Replanting or Late Planting Crops

Replanting or Late Planting Crops - A934

Replanting when crop damage and stand reduction occurs early in the growing season can be an economically viable option.

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My Potatoes Turned Green

From Garden to Table: My Potatoes Turned Green Now What? - A1768

Potato tubers turn green when they are exposed to sunlight during growth or storage. The green comes from the pigment chlorophyll. Potato tubers exposed to light will become green naturally as the plant seeks to harvest the light.

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Bones are Bad in Potato Production

Bones are Bad in Potato Production - A1772

The goal of potato growers is to produce a high-yielding, high-quality crop that is safe for consumption. Animal bones, a foreign material, are a food safety risk, and fields that have bones in the soil are not suitable for potato production.

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Soybean

Soybean Growth and Management Quick Guide - A1174

Growth, development and yield of soybeans are a result of a variety’s genetic potential interacting with environmental and farming practices. Correct production decisions using plant growth staging and timing are important for successful soybean production. Minimizing environmental stress will optimize seed yield.

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Flax Production

Flax Production in North Dakota - A1038

Flax production goes back to ancient history. Producers grow two types of flax: seed flax for the oil in its seed and fiber flax for the fiber in its stem. North Dakota is the leading producer of flax for oil and food use in the United States. Flax is an annual plant that has one main stem. Flax is a self-pollinated crop; usually is sown on the same type of land that grows wheat and barley.

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Fertilizer Application

Fertilizer Application With Small-grain Seed at Planting - SF1751

Applying fertilizer with the seed at planting is one successful soil management practice that has long been recognized as a means to improve small grain yields. Grain seeders have been adapted with fertilizer attachments, enabling farmers to apply a small amount of fertilizer with the seed and plant in one operation.

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Air Temperature Inversions

Air Temperature Inversions Causes, Characteristics and Potential Effects on Pesticide Spray Drift - AE1705

Temperature inversions are micro-climatic events that can significantly contribute to off target movement of pesticides. This publication explains in detail: what they are, why they develop, how they are impacted by land condition, how to identify them, how to measure them, and how to minimize their impact on pesticide applications. Professional applicators, private applicators using pesticides on their farm or ranch, state and federal regulators, pesticide safety educators, researchers, and industry should benefit from the comprehensive explanations found in AE1705.

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Spray Equipment and Calibration

Spray Equipment and Calibration - AE73

Many pesticides used to control weeds, insects, and disease in field crops, ornamentals, turf, fruits, vegetables, and rights-of-way are applied with hydraulic sprayers. Tractor- mounted, pull-type, pickup-mounted and self-propelled sprayers are available from numerous manufacturers to do all types of spraying.

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Questions About Subsurface (Tile) Drainage

Frequently Asked Questions About Subsurface (Tile) Drainage - AE1690

Installation of subsurface (tile) drainage systems in the upper Great Plains, especially the Red River of the North valley, has increased since the late 1990s. A wet climate cycle, along with increased crop prices and land values, are the major reasons this technology is being put to use. As a relatively new practice in this region, many questions are being asked about tile drainage. This publication attempts to provide some answers.

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