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Houndstongue ID and Control

Houndstongue (Cynoglossum officinale L.) Identification and Control - Stop the Spread - W1307

Houndstongue is a biennial, poisonous herb that is native to Eurasia. The plant is a member of the Borage family, which includes more commonly known plants such as Virginia bluebells, forget-me-nots and the fiddlenecks. Houndstongue commonly is found in disturbed areas, including roadsides and trails, and in pasture and woodlands following soil disturbance or overgrazing.

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Crambe Production

Crambe Production - A1010

Crambe is native to the Mediterranean region. It was introduced into the U.S. during the 1940s and has been grown intermittently at North Dakota Research Extension Centers since 1958. Commercial production of crambe in North Dakota began in 1990.

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Funding for Irrigation Development

Funding Assistance Programs for Irrigation Development in North Dakota -AE1674

This publications provides information on financial incentives for irrigators and irrigation districts.

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Management Factors for Soybean Yield

Selected Management Factors for Economically Increasing Soybean Yield - A1718

Soybean yield increased with 14-inch versus 28-inch rows, 200,000 versus 150,000 pls/acre planting rate and special foliar inputs. The narrow rows also had higher net revenue than 28-inch rows. However, the low planting rate and no foliar inputs provided higher net revenue after costs of research factors versus the alternative choice for each factor.

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Buckwheat Production

Buckwheat Production - A687

The buckwheat production publication provides background information on how to grow buckwheat in North Dakota, from land selection, fertilizer management, variety selection, seeding, weed management to harvesting and marketing the crop.

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Care and Maintenance of Irrigation Wells

Care and Maintenance of Irrigation Wells - AE97

Effective irrigation is not possible without a reliable water source. In North Dakota, the availability of relatively shallow aquifers with high-quality water has spurred the development of irrigation in many areas. Irrigation wells must produce a high volume of water during the driest months: July and August. To maintain consistent, high production from year to year, a well requires annual maintenance, just like any other piece of valuable equipment.

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Planning To Irrigate: A Checklist

Planning To Irrigate: A Checklist - AE92

Installing an irrigation system on a piece of land requires a great deal of planning and a significant financial investment.

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Tile Drainage Pump Stations

Tile Drainage Pump Stations for Farm Fields - AE1747

Drainage pump stations are an expensive addition to a subsurface drainage project. This publication provides guidance on the design and location of drainage lift stations. This topic an be difficult to teach in typical Extension presentations, this publication provides more details.

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Fertilizing Dry Edible Beans

Fertilizing Pinto, Navy and Other Dry Edible Beans - SF720

North Dakota is the leading producer of dry edible beans in the United States, with the greatest acreage of pinto beans of any state, and significant acres of navy, black and several other types of beans as well. Beans are a warm-season crop that prefers fertile, well-drained soils. Adequate, but not excessive, moisture during the growing season and a dry harvest result in high yield and quality.

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Stages of Sunflower Development

Stages of Sunflower Development - A1145

This publication provides an overview of the main growth stages of sunflower with pictures for clarification.

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Effect of Glyphosate on Potatoes

Effect of Glyphosate on Potatoes - A1642

Potatoes can have reduced yield and quality in the growing season when affected by glyphosate. Furthermore, seed potatoes can store glyphosate residues until the following year and when planted they can have emergence problems that ultimately can reduced yield.

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Cercospora and Bacterial Leaf Spots on Sugar Beets

Comparison of Cercospora and Bacterial Leaf Spots on Sugar Beet - PP1244

Cercospora commonly occurs, can result in considerable loss in yield and quality and reduces storability of sugar beet roots in piles. Bacterial Leaf Spots commonly occurs but usually not of economic importance; some rhizomania-resistant varieties have shown increased susceptibility to bacterial leaf spot.

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Wheat Disease Identification

Wheat Disease Indentification - PP1552

This publication identifies the many diseases affecting heads and grain, diseases affecting leaves and diseases affecting stem and roots of wheat.

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Dry Bean Grower Survey

2012 Dry Bean Grower Survey of Production, Pest Problems and Pesticde Use in Minnesota and North Dakota - E1640

The 2012 dry bean grower survey is the 23rd annual assessment 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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Compatibility of ND Soils for Irrigation

Compatibility of North Dakota Soils for Irrigation - AE1637

This publication is intended as a first step to help current and prospective irrigators understand the principles behind the irrigability of soils in North Dakota. This publication should be used in combination with soil survey information of the land to be irrigated. Soil surveys of every county in North Dakota have been completed and documented.

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Sugar Beet Powdery Mildew

Sugar Beet Powdery Mildew - PP967

Powdery mildew is a sporadic fungal leaf disease of sugar beet in the Red River Valley and southern Minnesota sugar beet-production areas. It first was found in Minnesota and North Dakota in 1975. In recent years, the use of triazole and strobilurin fungicides for Cercospora leaf spot control has limited powdery mildew development. Recent discoveries of the sexual stage of the powdery mildew fungus in several sugar beet producing states could lead to potential biological changes in the fungus, making it more difficult to control.

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Fusarium Yellows of Sugar Beet

Fusarium Yellows of Sugar Beet - PP1247

Fusarium yellows of sugarbeet was identified in the Red River Valley in a few fields between Moorhead, Minn., and Drayton, N.D., in 2002. Fusarium yellows is caused by the fungus Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. betae, although other Fusarium species can be involved as secondary invaders. The disease causes significant reduction in root yield and recoverable sucrose. In storage, the quality of infected roots may deteriorate more rapidly than in noninfected roots.

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Caught in the Grain!

Caught in the Grain! - AE1102

People can become caught or trapped in grain in three different ways: the collapse of bridged grain, the collapse of a vertical wall of grain, and entrapment in flowing grain. Moving or flowing grain is involved in all three. People who work with grain – loading it, unloading it, and moving it from bin to bin – need to know about the hazards of flowing grain and how to prevent a grain entrapment situation.

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Grain Stream Sampling and Sampler Construction

Grain Stream Sampling and Sampler Construction - AE1044

Accurate grain sampling is equally important to both the producer and the buyer of grain. A grain sample is important because information from the sample is used to establish the quality characteristics and the value of the grain. Therefore, it is important that proper thought and attention be given to the method of collection, sample size, and frequency of sample collection per unit volume of grain.

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Growing Lentil in ND

Growing Lentil in North Dakota - A1636

An overview of lentil production for specialty crop producers, including weed control, diseases, harvesting and references. Lentil production in North Dakota primarily has been confined to the western part of the state because disease is an issue under higher moisture conditions. Lentil is an excellent rotational crop. Production of lentil or other legumes in a diverse cropping system may improve soil health, and provides for an opportunity to control problem weeds such as downy brome.

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