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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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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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2013 Dry Bean Grower Survey

2013 Dry Bean Grower Survey of Production, Pest Problems and Pesticide Use in MInnesota and North Dakota - E1710

The 2013 dry bean grower survey is the 24th annual survey of varieties grown, pest problems, pesticide use and grower practices of the Northharvest Bean Growers Association, an association of dry edible bean growers in Minnesota and North Dakota.

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2014 Dry Bean Grower Survey

2014 Dry Bean Grower Survey of Production, Pest Problems and Pesticide Use in MInnesota and North Dakota - E1750

The 2014 dry bean grower survey is the 25th annual review of varieties grown, pest problems, pesticide use and grower practices of the Northarvest Bean Growers Association, an association of dry edible bean growers in Minnesota and North Dakota.

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Pesticide Use 2012

Pesticide Use and Pest Management Practices in ND, 2012 - W1711

This is the ninth major account of pesticide usage inNorth Dakota and describes pesticide usage onagricultural land in 2012. The information is derived from a comprehensive survey of North Dakota farm operators.

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Fertilizing Hard Red Spring Wheat and Durum

Fertilizing Hard Red Spring Wheat and Durum - SF712

Nitrogen management is a key to successful wheat production. Recommendations include consideration of wheat yield and protein response to added N within three major state agri-climatology zones, and the use of wheat price and N cost in determining N rate. These recommendations are based on the concept that identifies an optimal N rate for greatest net income, not greatest yield.

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Sunflower Insect Pests

Integrated Pest Management of Sunflower Insect Pests - E1457

Sunflowers can be a high-risk crop because of potential losses from diseases, insects, birds and weeds. These potential risks require that growers follow integrated pest management (IPM) practices.

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Projected Budgets for Irrigated Crops Central ND

Farm Management Planning Guide Projected Budgets for Irrigated Crops Central North Dakota - EC1661

These crop budgets provide an estimate of cost and returns for producing various crops under irrigation. The budgets are developed for a multicounty region. Soil type and productivity, as well as weather conditions, vary considerably across the region. These budgets are intended to be used as a guide. Producers should develop their own budgets.

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Corn Growth and Management Quick Guide

Corn Growth and Management Quick Guide - A1173

Knowing the growth stages of corn allows growers to time field operations properly to meet windows of opportunity. Proper timing of fertilizer, irrigation, cultivation, harvest, and insect, weed and disease control can improve yields significantly.

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Alternative Crop Trial Results 2014

North Dakota Alternative Crop Variety Trial Results for 2014 and Selection Guide - A1105-14

This publication contains information on selected varieties of flax, safflower, lentil and chickpea that North Dakota State University tested in 2014.

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Soybean Production Guide

Soybean Production Field Guide for North Dakota and Northwestern Minnesota - A1172

The production guide will provide useful information to assist you in making timely management decisions.

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Selecting High-quality Seed of Cereal Grains

Selecting High-quality Seed of Cereal Grains - A500

The publication provides information to growers on important characteristics to consider when selecting a seedlot.

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Hard White Wheat

Hard White Wheat - A1310

This publication provides background information about growing hard white wheat, the challenges of its production and the current recommendations for growing it in North Dakota.

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Biotechnology

A Basic Primer on Biotechnology - A1219

This publication provides basic information about biotechnology and how it can be used to enhance agricultural crops.

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