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2015 Dry Bean Survey

2015 Dry Bean Grower Survey of Production, Pest Problems and Pesticide Use in MN and ND - E1802

The 2015 dry bean grower survey is the 26th annual survey 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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ND Grazing Monitoring Stick

The North Dakota Grazing Monitoring Stick: A Way to Measure Range and Pasture Utilization - R1780

This document is a guide to the North Dakota Grazing Monitoring Stick. A Grazing Monitoring Stick can be a fast, user-friendly tool for measuring and monitoring utilization of pasture and rangeland. Utilization measures the percent of the plant that has been removed by grazing animals. Monitoring utilization of grass can determine livestock removal date and prevent overgrazing.

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Laundering Pesticide-contaminated Work Clothes

Laundering Pesticide-contaminated Work Clothes - PS1778

This publication discusses methods of handling pesticide contaminated work clothing in the home. It reviews proper washing techniques. Finally, it explains the limitations of applying recommendations developed in the 1980s and 1990s with contemporary wash equipment, detergents, generally lower toxicity pesticides and new fabrics and finishes.

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Field Crop Insect Guide

North Dakota Crop Insect Management Guide - E1143

This is your reference copy of the 2016 edition of the North Dakota Insect Management Guide. The recommendations conform to the current federal and state laws and regulations relating to pesticidal chemicals at the time of printing. However, because pesticide recommendations frequently are subject to change, and inasmuch as this publication is revised only once each year, keeping in contact with North Dakota State University for up-to-date information on possible changes in insecticide registrations and use patterns is extremely important.

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Cyanbacteria Poisoning

Cyanobacteria Poisoning (Blue-green Algae) - V1136

Drinking water from stagnant ponds and dugouts during hot, dry weather can cause sudden death in animals. This water can contain certain species of cyanobacteria (glue-green algae) that are toxic. Cyanobacteria produce neuro and liver toxins that are poisonous to nearly all livestock, wildlife and humans.

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Filtration

Filtration: Sediment, Activated Carbon and Mixed Media - WQ1029

Filtering your drinking water can be an inexpensive and simple method of removing many aesthetic problems such as odor and color.

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Home Sewage Treatment

Individual Home Sewage Treatment Systems - AE892

This publication contains information on the design, installation and maintenance of individual home sewage treatment systems. It is meant to be a homeowner reference document. An individual sewage system both treats and disposes of household wastewater. If a homeowner understands how the various components of a home sewage system work, then a properly designed and installed system will function for many years with a minimum of maintenance and upkeep

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Reclamation of Oil and Gas

Reclamation of Oil and Gas Industry-impacted Land: A Guide and Checklist - R1766

This publication provides a checklist for landowners and companies to promote trust and cooperation. The checklist provides a list of procedures that should be addressed to reassure the land will be returned, as close as possible, to it agronomic productively level.

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Manure Spreader Calibration

Manure Spreader Calibration For Nutrient Management Planning- NM1418

Livestock manures contain many beneficial and valuable plant nutrients. However, if the manure application equipment is not properly calibrated, these valuable nutrients may be wasted by overapplication or crop yield goals may not be met due to underapplication. This publication explains 2 simple manure spreader calibration techniques.

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Processing Forages for Livestock Feed

Processing Forages for Livestock Feed - R1769

This publication will address: • Equipment used for processing • Benefits that may be gained through processing forages • Other considerations for processing forages for livestock diets

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Livestock Water Quality

Livestock Water Quality - AS1764

Water is an important, but often overlooked, nutrient. Good water quality and cleanliness can increase water intake and improve livestock production. Low-quality water has reduced palatability and may be toxic to livestock. Water quality may be compromised by many factors including pH, salts, sulfates, nitrates, pathogenic microorganisms, chemicals and industrial products.

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Water Needs and Quality Guidelines for Dairy Cattle - AS1369

Water Needs and Quality Guidelines for Dairy Cattle - AS1369

Water availability and quality are important to animal health and productivity. Water is supplied by drinking, the feed consumed and metabolic water produced by the oxidation of organic nutrients.

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Cover Crop Options

Annual Cover Crop Options for Grazing and Haying in the Northern Plains - R1759

The purpose of this publication is to provide annual forage options that can be used in cover crop mixtures for livestock grazing and/or hay production. The use of cover crops in a cropping rotation has been resurrected in recent years due to greater awareness of their environmental and ecological impacts on our natural resources.

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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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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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Home Lawn Problems and Solutions for ND

Home Lawn Problems and Solutions for North Dakota - H1553

The intent of this publication is to assist the homeowner in identifying problems and providing advice on actions they can take to solve these problems.

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What's Wrong With My Water?

What's Wrong With My Water? Choosing the Right Test - WQ1352

Households using municipal or rural water supplies can depend on the utility to follow Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines for maximum levels of contaminants. An annual report is distributed to the users. Private well owners are not monitored by government agencies. This means the owner must take responsibility for the condition of the system. Routine testing establishes a water-quality record. If a contaminant problem develops, correlating the cause is easier if you keep a water-quality record.

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