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Handling Liquid Feed Commodities

Handling Liquid Feed Commodities - AS1272

Liquid feeds are useful for conditioning rations, improving palatability, reducing dustiness and providing nutrients to livestock. Many liquid byproduct materials are available for use in beef cattle rations. In addition, a number of commercial liquid supplement products also are available.

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ND Corn Hybrid Trial Results for 2012

North Dakota Corn Hybrid Trial Results for 2012 and Selection Guide - A793-12

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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Leafy Spurge Identification and Chemical Control

Leafy Spurge Identification and Chemical Control - W765

Leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula L.) is a widely established perennial weed in North Dakota, infesting approximately 990,000 acres of land in 2005 (North Dakota Department of Agriculture survey). The leafy spurge infestation in North Dakota seems to have peaked at about 1.5 million acres in 2000 and 2001. The decline thereafter has been a result of an effective control program initiated in the early 1980s. Prior to this control program, leafy spurge acreage doubled every 10 years from 1950 to 1985. Despite the decline in acreage, the widespread infestation continues to cost the state more than $75 million annually in lost production.

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Temporary Grain Storage

Temporary Grain Storage - AE84

The purpose of any grain storage facility is to prevent grain quality loss from weather, wind and moisture; rodents, birds and insects, and microorganisms. Various techniques and facilities have been used to store grain temporarily. Generally, the more durable the facility, the longer grain can be stored without excess loss.

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Corn Drying and Storage

Corn Drying and Storage - AE1119

Corn producers have some control over corn quality through variety selection, timing and care used in harvesting, selection and operation of dryers and conveyors, and storage management.

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Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer Biology and Integrated Pest Management in North Dakota - E1634

This publication summarizes the threat of invasive metallic wood-boring beetle, emerald ash borer, to ND's ash trees. It's identification, biology, damage and pest management strategies including cultural, plant resistance, biological control and chemical control are discussed. If you suspect that your ash tree is infested with emerald ash borer, it also tells you what to do.

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ND Dry Pea Variety Trial Results 2012

North Dakota Dry Pea Variety Trial Results for 2012 and Selection Guide - A1469-2012

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

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ND Dry Bean Variety Trail Results for 2012

North Dakota Dry Bean Variety Trial Results for 2012 and Selection Guide - A654

Dry edible beans have been a significant crop in eastern and east-central North Dakota during the past decade.

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ND and SD Sunflower Trial Results 2013

North Dakota and South Dakota Sunflower Hybrid Trial Results for 2013 and Selection Guide - A652

The North Dakota and South Dakota Sunflower Hybrid Trial Results provide producers with data on sunflower hybrid performance throughout ND and SD and gives information about yield and oil content and other traits needed for accurate selection of sunflower hybrids for agricultural production in ND.

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ND & SD Sunflower Hybrid Trial Results for 2012

North Dakota and South Dakota Sunflower Hybrid Trial Results for 2012 and Selection Guide - A652

In North Dakota, an estimated 840,000 acres of sunflowers were harvested in 2012. This was an increase of 279,000 acres, compared with 2011. Table 1 contains acreage data for the past 13 years as reported by the North Dakota Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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ND Soybean Variety Trails Results for 2012 and Selection Guide

North Dakota Soybean Variety Trial Results for 2012 and Selection Guide - A843-2012

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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Feeding Barley to Sheep

Feeding Barley to Sheep - AS1624

Barley is a useful feedstuff for sheep. It contains a similar level of energy and higher level than corn. Barley is an excellent supplement to ewe diets during late gestation and lactation or when forage quality is low. Similarly, barley is a good grain source for lamb finishing; however, better feed management may be needed because it tends to ferment more rapidly than corn.

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ND Dry Bean Variety Trail Results for 2013

North Dakota Dry Bean Variety Trial Results for 2013 and Selection Guide - A654

The agronomic data presented in this publication are from replicated research plots using experimental designs that enable the use of statistical analysis. The LSD (least significant difference) numbers beneath the columns in tables are derived from the statistical analyses and only apply to the numbers in the column in which they appear. If the difference between two varieties exceeds the LSD value, it means that with 90 (0.10 level) percent probability, the higher-yielding variety has a significant yield advantage. If the difference between two varieties is less than the LSD value, then the variety yields are considered similar. The abbreviation NS is used to indicate no significant difference for that trait among any of the varieties. The CV is a measure of variability in the trial. The CV stands for coefficient of variation and is expressed as a percentage. Large CVs mean a large amount of variation that could not be attributed to differences in the varieties.

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Soybean Variety Trial Results 2013

North Dakota Soybean Variety Trial Results for 2013 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 later 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 filled the pods, which will reduce yield greatly.

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ND Hard Red Spring Wheat Variety Trial Results for 2012 and Selection Guide

North Dakota Hard Red Spring Wheat and Variety Trial Results for 2012 and Selection Guide - A574-2012

Hard red spring (HRS) wheat was planted on 5.75 million acres in 2012, up from 5.65 million acres in 2011. The average yield of spring wheat was 45 bushels/acre (bu/a), up significantly from the yield of 31.5 bu/a recorded last year.

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IPM Basics in ND Agriculture

IPM Basics Integrated Pest Management in North Dakota Agriculture - PP863

Integrated pest management (IPM) is an integral part of North Dakota’s agriculture. IPM is a program to manage pests that combines a number of strategies to reduce pest risks while protecting the environment, wildlife and people. The goal of IPM in agriculture is to produce safe, abundant and affordable food, feed and fiber. The target pests generally are weeds, insects, and disease-causing organisms such as fungi, bacteria, viruses and nematodes.

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ND Barley, Oat  and Rye 2012

North Dakota Barley, Oat and Rye Variety Trial Results for 2012 and Selection Guide - A1049-2012

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.

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Baseline Water Quality in Areas of Oil Development

Baseline Water Quality in Areas of Oil Development - WQ1614

As oil development increases in North Dakota, private water well owners may be concerned about the quality and quantity of water they use or may use in the future.

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Blister Beetles

Blister Beetles - E1002

Blister beetles are infrequent pests of several crops including alfalfa, sweet clover, potatoes, beans, and sugar beets. They are also injurious to a wide variety of vegetables and many flowers and other ornamentals. They normally cause limited plant damage. However, when they are ingested by horses or other livestock, serious illness or even death may result.brief summary

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Evaluation of Soils for Suitability for Tile Drainage Performance

Evaluation of Soils for Suitability for Tile Drainage Performance - SF1617

The presence of salts and high water tables in North Dakota soils due to an extended climactic wet cycle recently has stimulated interest in the installation of tile drainage systems. The tile controls the water table and encourages the leaching and removal of salts from the soil above the tile lines. This improves soil productivity, culminating in improved crop yields.

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