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Fertilizing Winter Wheat

Fertilizing Winter Wheat - SF1448

Winter wheat fertilization recommendations in North Dakota previously were similar to spring wheat and durum. As a larger research base was developed for spring wheat and durum, separating the winter wheat from other wheats became necessary due to their unique nutrient requirements.

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Dry Pea Variety Trial Results 2013

North Dakota Dry Pea Variety Trial Results for 2013 and Selection Guide - A1469

Field pea fits well into small-grain rotations. The green- and yellow-seeded varieties are used for human consumption as dry split peas. Field peas also are used as protein concentrates for livestock and pigeon feeds. In North Dakota, pea yields are similar to hard red spring wheat yields. Field pea stems grow to a length of 33 to 36 inches, and the plant reaches maximum height at the early pod fill stage. A cool growing season (a mean temperature of 55 to 65 degrees) is necessary for optimum pea yields. Hot weather during flowering may result in a reduced seed set.

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ND Corn Hybrid Results 2013

North Dakota Corn Hybrid Trial Results for 2013 - A793

This publication reports the results of corn hybrid trials that were conducted by NDSU research and Extension personnel throughout North Dakota. The hybrids tested were entered voluntarily by the companies that market them, and the management of these trials was financed partially by the entry fee those companies paid. Links to the participating companies are summarized in Table 1. Additional information and data for a given location may be available at www.ag.ndsu.edu/varietytrials/corn. When selecting a hybrid, look at its performance at multiple locations and/or across years if possible.

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Sunflower Production

Sunflower Production - A1331

This publication is a revision of the “Sunflower Production and Marketing Bulletin” published in 1994. The purpose is to update information and provide a production and pest management guide for sunflower growers. This revised publication is directed primarily to the commercial production of sunflower, not to marketing and processing. It will attempt to give specific guidelines and recommendations on production practices, pest identifi cation and pest management, based on current information.

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Dry Bean Variety Trials

North Dakota Dry Bean Variety Trial Results for 2014 and Selection Guide - A654

Dry edible beans have become a significant crop in eastern and east-central North Dakota during the past decade. Acreage for the past 15 years is shown in Table 1, with production by classes in Table 2. The 610,000 dry bean acres planted in 2009 reflect a decrease of 50,000 acres compared with 2008.

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Sunflower Hybrid Trial Results for 2014

North Dakota and South Dakota Sunflower Hybrid Trial Results for 2014 and Selection Guide - A652-14

In North Dakota, an estimated 655,000 acres of sunflowers were harvested in 2014. This was about 35 percent more than the acres harvested in 2013.

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ND Corn Hybrid Trial Results for 2014

North Dakota Corn Hybrid Trial Results for 2014 - A793-14

This publication reports the results of corn hybrid trials that were conducted by NDSU research and Extension personnel throughout North Dakota. The hybrids tested were entered voluntarily by the companies that market them, and the management of these trials was financed partially by the entry fee those companies paid.

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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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