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A Basic Primer on Biotechnology - A1219
This publication provides basic information about biotechnology and how it can be used to enhance agricultural crops.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Potato Tuber Viruses: Mop-top Management (A1777 - Revised)
The Potato mop-top virus causes tuber quality problems. Infection on tubers may be expressed as arcs or rings on the tuber surface, deep cracking and distortions to the skin that compromising tuber quality. Care must be taken not to infest fields with PMTV from known powdery scab and PMTV infected fields. Additionally, avoiding PMTV or powdery scab-infected seed tubers and using cultivars that are insensitive to mop-top can help prevent this problem.
North Dakota Fresh Market Potato Cultivar/Selection Trial Results for 2015 - A1783
Potatoes reported were selected from recently released cultivars or from advancing selections, or cultivars that are new to the United States. This includes red-and yellow-skinned cultivars grown near Crystal, ND and contain graded yield results.
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.
Fertilizing Sunflower - SF713
This revision is the results of 48 field trials from 2012-2015 studying the yield and oil response of sunflower to nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizer. The new recommendations include no phosphorus needed for sunflower and nitrogen rate based on region, tillage, soil test nitrate with a cap due to excessive lodging potential at high nitrogen rates.
Bringing Land in the Conservation Reserve Program Back Into Crop Production or Grazing - A1364
This publication provides guidelines for farmers wishing to convert CRP into crop production.
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.
Sugar Beet Cyst Nematode - PP1788
This publication describes symptoms of plants infested with SBCN and the life cycle of SBCN. Practices to manage the pests are outlined.
ND Small Grain Insects Cereal Leaf Beetle - E1230
This publication summarizes Integrated Pest Management of cereal leaf beetle including identification, life cycle, crop damage, host plants, degree day forecasting, field scouting, economic threshold, biological control and chemical control.
Impact of Planting Dates on Dry Edible Bean - A1806
This publication is a production reference to highlight new planting date research.
Soil Testing Unproductive Areas - SF1809
This publication is intended to provide information on how to sample and analyze area that are affected by soil salinity and sodicity. It explains how to take soil samples representing the affected areas, what kind of tests are needed to assess salt and sodium levels and how to interpret the results.
Pea Disease Diagnostic Series - PP1790
This publication is an aid in disease identification.
Leaf-feeding Weevil in Sugar Beets - E1273
A leaf-feeding weevil, Tanymecus confusus, first was observed feeding on sugar beets in the southern portion of the Red River Valley (Richland County, N.D., and Wilkin County, Minn.) in 1975. The weevil has since caused problems for growers in southern Minnesota (Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac Qui Parle and Swift counties) in 1992 and 1997, and again in Richland County of North Dakota in 2004. A related species, Tanymecus palliatus , is an occasional pest of sugar beets in Europe. Feeding injury by adult Tanymecus confusus typically occurs in small areas within sugar beet fields. Damage is occasionally severe enough to require replanting.
North Dakota Hard Red Spring Wheat and Variety Trial Results for 2016 and Selection Guide - A574-16
This publication summarizes data from variety trials conducted in the main research centers in North Dakota.
North Dakota Durum Wheat Variety Trial Results for 2016 and Selection Guide - A1067-16
This publication contains the results from multiple locations of the performance adapted varieties of durum.
North Dakota Barley, Oat and Rye Variety Trial Results for 2016 and Selection Guide - A1049-16
This publication contains the results from multiple locations on the performance of adapted varieties of barley, oat and rye.
North Dakota Dry Pea Performance Testing 2016 - A1469-16
The North Dakota Pea Variety Trial Results provide producers with data on Field Pea performance throughout the state and gives information about yield and other information needed for accurate selection of Dry Pea Varieties for agricultural production in ND.
North Dakota Soybean Variety Trial Results for 2016 and Selection Guide - A843
The ND Soybean Variety Trial Results provide producers with data on soybean performance throughout the state and gives information about yield and other information needed for accurate selection of soybean varieties for agricultural production in ND.
North Dakota Corn Hybrid Trial Results for 2016 - A793
This publication reports the results from the various corn hybrid trials conducted in ND during the 2016 growing season. Summary tables for each experimental location contain the yield and moisture at harvest of the hybrids tested.
North Dakota Dry Bean Variety Trial Results for 2016 and Selection Guide - A654
The ND Dry Bean Variety Trial Results provide producers with data or bean performance throughout the state gives information about yield and other information needed for accurate selection of Dry Bean Varieties for agricultural production in ND.
Stubby Root Nematode and Sampling in Sugar Beet - A1821
Stubby root nematode (SRN) represents an economically important group of nematodes belonging to the genera Trichodorus and Paratrichodorus. SRN often are found in light (sandy) soils and are more problematic when cool, wet soil conditions exist. For example, yield losses as high as 50 percent can be observed in cool and wet growing seasons.
North Dakota and South Dakota Sunflower Hybrid Trial Results for 2015 and Selection Guide - A652
The North Dakota and South Dakota Trial Results provide producers with data related to the hybrid performance throughout the state and gives information about yield and other information needed for accurate selection of sunflower hybrids for agricultural production in North Dakota.
Managing Lenticel Spot on Potato Tubers - A1822
Lenticels in potato tubers are an unsightly blemish. These blemishes may reduce marketability of tubers and be an entry point for pathogens. Learn about how lenticel spot is caused and tips on managing this disorder.
Northern Plains Fresh Market Potato Cultivar/Selection Trial Results for 2016 (A1834)
Potatoes reported were selected from recently released cultivars or from advancing selections, or cultivars that are new to the United States. This includes red-and-yellow-skinned cultivars grown near Big Lake MN and contain graded yield results
Nitrogen Extenders and Additives for Field Crops (SF1581)
Nitrogen is lost from soil through the activity of soil bacterial transformation of ammonium to nitrate, and from nitrate, the N can be lost leaching or denitrifcation. There are chemistries available that inhibit the transformation of ammonium to nitrate, and there are also compounds that inhibit urease enzyme activity, decreasing the risk of ammonia volatility.
Potato Production Problems (A1817)
This has been designed for a clipboard to help with potato diagnostics program.
Dry Edible Bean Disease Diagnostic Series (PP1820)
This publication is a pictorial guide of Dry Edible Bean diseases.
2016 DRY BEAN Grower Survey of Production, Pest Problems and Pesticide Use in Minnesota and North Dakota (E1841)
The 2016 dry bean grower survey is the 27th annual survey of varieties grown, pest problems, pesticide use and grower practices of the Northarvest Bean Grower Association, an association of dry edible bean growers in Minnesota and North Dakota.
Sunflower Disease Diagnostic Series (PP1727)
This series aids in disease identification.
Late Blight in Potato (PP1849)
Late blight is caused by the funguslike oomycete pathogen Phytophthora infestans. This potentially devastating disease can infect potato foliage and tubers at any stage of crop development.
Field Guide to Sustainable Production of High-quality Durum Wheat in North Dakota (A1825)
This publication provide guidelines as to the best practices for the production of durum wheat with a focus on its production in North Dakota. It addresses the major production practices of planting date, variety selection, fertility management, and pest control.
Corn Response to Phosphorus Starter Fertilizer in North Dakota (A1851)
This is a production reference to highlight corn starter research.
Reducing Spray Drift (AE-1210)
Spray drift is becoming an increasingly important part of every spraying operation. More diversification of crops, more active and non-selective herbicides, and a greater awareness of pesticides in the environment has caused spray drift management to become every applicator’s business.
Strip Till for Field Crop Production (AE1370 (Revised))
This publication explains strip till purposes, equipment options, research and applications to specific crops.
Anhydrous Ammonia: Managing The Risks (AE-1149 (Revised))
Anhydrous ammonia has the potential to be one of the most dangerous chemicals used in agriculture today. It is used and stored under high pressures, which requires specially designed and well-maintained equipment. Those who work with anhydrous ammonia must be trained to follow exact procedures in handling it.
Agricultural Remote Sensing Basics (AE1262)
When farmers or ranchers observe their fields or pastures to assess their condition without physically touching them, it is a form of remote sensing. Observing the colors of leaves or the overall appearances of plants can determine the plant’s condition. Remotely sensed images taken from satellites and aircraft provide a means to assess field conditions without physically touching them from a point of view high above the field.
Integrated Pest Management of Corn Rootworms in North Dakota (E1852)
This publication summarizes Integrated Pest Management of corn rootworms in field corn including identification, life cycle, crop damage, field scouting, thresholds, root injury ratings, cultural control, Bt corn hybrids, biological and chemical control.
Plant Disease Management: Deoxynivalenol (DON) in Small Grains (PP1302)
The publication provides information for commonly asked questions on DON/VOM found in small grains. Additional information is provided on management of DON/VOM.
Integrated Pest Management of Japanese Beetle in North Dakota (E1631 (Revised))
This publication describes the identification, biology, damage and pest management strategies for control of the Japanese beetle. In 2012, Japanese beetle was detect at several locations across North Dakota. This revised publication summarizes where it has be intercepted and is likely established in North Dakota
Selecting Spray Nozzles to Reduce Particle Drift (AE1246)
This technical bulletin provides characteristics of various nozzles to enable the efficacious application of pesticides and to minimize particle movement to no-target organisms and soil.
Irrigation Water Sample Analysis (AE1360 )
The NDSU Soil and Water Testing Laboratory has been making soil-water compatibility recommendations since the early 1960s. These recommendations are based on the electrical conductivity (EC) and sodium adsorption ratio (SAR) determined on the irrigation water and the soil series present on the land to be irrigated.
Organic Management of Canada Thistle (W1860)
This publication is a description of management options and methods for Canada thistle.
Irrigation Water Pumps (AE1057 (Revised)
A pump is the heart of most irrigation systems and if not maintained can use much more power than required leading to excess pumping costs and wasting electricity.
Documentation for Suspected Herbicide Drift Damage (WC751 (Revised)
Herbicide drift to nontarget plants can cause damage sufficient to result in a significant monetary loss.
Soil Fertility Considerations for Buckwheat in North Dakota SF724 (Revised)
Buckwheat is grown every year in North Dakota and is an important specialty crop grown for grain in conventional and organic farming systems. It's ability to cycle phosphorus from slowly available to more available forms is referred to in this update.
Fertilizing Flax SF717 (Revised)
Flax is an ancient crop. Evidence indicates it was cultivated in the Middle East as early as 7000 B.C. Ancient Egyptians cultivated flax extensively as a fiber crop for linen production, while other peoples utilized the seed for food as well as the fiber. Today, growers in Canada and the U.S. grow seed flax varieties.
Fertilizing Pinto, Navy and Other Dry Edible Bean SF720 (Revised)
Dry beans are unique in crop fertilizer needs. This circular directs growers to an appropriate strategy for fertilizer efficiency and high yielding, high quality dry bean harvests.
Soil Fertility Recommendations for Corn SF722 (Revised)
These recommendations are updated to include new potassium recommendations based on recent research.
Fertilizing Canola and Mustard SF1122 (Revised)
This is an updated circular for a crop that is important to the livelihood of North Dakota framers north of highway 2, generally. All references to yield-based nutrient formulas are taken out of this revision.
North Dakota Hard Winter Wheat Variety Trial Results Variety Trail Results for 2017 and Selection Guide (A1196)
This is the results of winter wheat trials conducted throughout the state. The result tables provide data that can be used to select winter wheat varieties that performed well in 2017.
North Dakota Canola Variety Trial Results for 2017 and Selection Guide (A1124)
The ND Canola Variety Trial Results provide producers with data on canola performance throughout the state and gives information about yield and other information needed for accurate selection of canola hybrids for agricultural production in North Dakota.
Integrated Pest Management of Flea Beetles in Canola E1234 (Revised October 2017)
This publication summarizes Integrated Pest Management of flea beetles in canola including identification, life cycle, crop damage, trapping, field scouting, economic threshold, cultural control, host plant resistance, biological control, and chemical control.
Fertilizing Alsike Clover, Birdsfoot Trefoil, Red Clover and Sweetclover in North Dakota (SF1865)
Fertilization of clovers is different from alfalfa, so the recommendations requirements need to be different from those of alfalfa.
Alfalfa Soil Fertility Requirements in North Dakota Soils (SF1863)
Alfalfa is the most important forage grown in North Dakota. This manuscript details its soil fertility requirements more extensively than any publication has previously. The previous circular related to alfalfa soil fertility also included clovers, however the soil fertility requirements of clover and alfalfa are very different and alfalfa frankly deserves better information.
Understanding Air Temperature Inversions Relating to Pesticide Drift (AE1876)
This publication is a basic explanation of the impacts of temperature inversion on pesticide drift. It is intended to be a shorter, more concise version of AE1705-Air Temperature Inversions Causes, Characteristics and Potential Effects on Pesticide Spray Drift.
Fertilizing Sugar Beet in North Dakota (SF714 Revised)
Sugar beet growers in this region are paid based on the tons of recoverable sucrose that is extracted from their crop. Therefore, sugar beet profitability depends on producing a high-tonnage crop that is high in sucrose percentage.
Soil Fertility Recommendations for Field Pea, Lentil and Chickpea in North Dakota (SF725 Revised)
This publication provides the latest recommendations of fertilization for field pea, lentil and chickpea according to the most recent research data.
Fertilizing Potato in North Dakota SF715 (Revised)
The previous edition provided a nutrient rate to potato regardless of varietal efficiency nad harvest date. This edition provides this updated information and also recommendation potassium based in part on soil clay chemistry.
Soybean Disease Diagnostic Series (PP1867 Revised)
This series aids in disease identification.
Pulse Crop Insect Diagnostic Series: Field Pea, Lentil and Chickpea (E1877)
This publication summarizes Integrated Pest Management for insect pests of pulse crops including identification, crop damage, monitoring or scouting tips, economic threshold, cultural control, host plant resistance, biological control and chemical control.
Management of Insecticide-resistant Soybean Aphids (E1878)
This publication summarizes the development of insecticide resistance in soybean aphids in the upper Midwest and how to manage insecticide resistance using an Integrated Pest Management approach.
Integrated Pest Management of Pea Leaf Weevil in North Dakota (E1879)
This publication summarizes Integrated Pest Management of pea leaf weevil including host plants (field peas and faba beans), geographic range, identification, life cycle, crop damage, monitoring, economic threshold, cultural control, and chemical control.
Pinto Bean Response to Phosphorus Starter Fertilizer in East-central North Dakota (A1883)
This is a production reference to highlight pinto bean fertilizer research.
Herbicide Mode of Action and Sugar Beet Injury Symptoms (A1085)
This technical bulletin has been updated and includes herbicide families that were not discovered when the original bulletin was written. The bulletin contains improved image quality.
North Dakota Clay Mineralogy Impacts Crop Potassium Nutrition and Tillage Systems (SF1881)
Clay mineralogy is important in directing potassium rate to corn and other crops in North Dakota. It also has an impact on tillage systems and their success and proper management.
2017 Dry Bean Grower Survey of Production, Pest Problems and Pesticide Use in MN and ND (E1884)
The 2017 dry bean grower survey is the 28th annual survey of varieties grown, pest problems, pesticide use and grower practice of the Northarvest Bean Growers Association, an association of dry edible bean growers in Minnesota and North Dakota.
Limitations of the Sulfate-sulfur Soil Test as a Predictor of Sulfur Response (SF1880)
In the past dozen years, sulfur deficiency in the north central region has become common in historically unaffected soils. The reasons include higher crop yield and the associated increased demand for soil sulfur, but also the clean air as a result of regulation. The sulfur soil test has been used for years, but researches now find it has little value.
Soil Sampling as a Basis for Fertilizer Application (SF990 Revised)
This publication was first made available in 1998. Since then, there has been significant research into soil testing methods. This revision will include these updated findings and recommendations.
Powdery Scab of Potatoes (PP1891)
Spongospora subterranea f. sp. subterranea (referred to as S. subterranea), the causal agent of powdery scab and root gall formation in potato, is a soil- and tuber-borne funguslike pathogen. S. subterranea first was reported in the U.S. in 1913. During this same year, the disease was found established in potato-growing states such as Maine, Florida, Minnesota and Oregon. To date, the pathogen can be found causing disease throughout the U.S., as well as several other potato-growing regions around the world.
Early Blight in Potato (PP1892)
Early blight of potato is caused by the fungal pathogen Alternaria solani. The disease affects leaves, stems and tubers and can reduce yield, tuber size, storability of tubers, quality of fresh-market and processing tubers and marketability of the crop.
Tobacco Rattle Virus in Potato (A1896)
Tobacco rattle virus (TRV) causes the economically important corky ring spot (CRS) disease in potato. Tobacco rattle virus is transmitted in the filed by soil-inhabiting stuffy root nematodes of the genera Trichodorus and Paratrichodorus.
Growing Chickpea in North Dakota (A1236 Revised)
The Growing Chickpeas in North Dakota production information provides growers with crop management, diseases, and insects and tips to select varieties for the designated market.
The Armyworm and the Army Cutworm (E830 Revised)
This publication summarizes pest management of Armyworms and Army cutworms in field crops (alfalfa, canola, corn, small grains, sugarbeets) grown in North Dakota. topics covered include: identification, life cycle, crop damage, trapping, field scouting, and economic thresholds in different field crops.
North Dakota Hard Winter Wheat Variety Trial Results for 2018 and Selection Guide (A1196-18)
Results of winter wheat trials conducted throughout the state are included in this publication. The result tables provide data that can be used to select winter wheat varieties that performed well in 2018.
Building Soil Health (SF1900)
Science-based information and farmer use of soil health building strategies are presented in this short booklet. the goal is to provide both a starting point for farmer incorporation of practices on-farm and also tips to fine tune on-farm goals.
Incorporating Cover Crops (SF1901)
Science-based information and farmers use of cover crops in North Dakota are presented in this short booklet. The goal is to provide both a starting point for farmer use of cover crops and also tips to fine tune cover crops to achieve on-farm goals.
North Dakota Barley, Oat and Rye Variety Trial Results for 2018 and Selection Guide (A1049-18)
This publication provide summary tables for the performance of barley, oats and varieties grown in several locations within the state of North Dakota.
North Dakota Canola Variety Trial Results for 2018 and Selection Guide (A1124-18 )
The ND Canola Variety Trial Results provide producers with data on canola performance throughout the state and gives information about yield and other information needed for accurate selection of canola hybrids for agricultural production in North Dakota.
North Dakota Flax Variety Trial Results for 2018 and Selection Guide (A1105-18)
The North Dakota Flax Variety Trial Results provide producers with data on flax performance throughout the state and gives information about yield and other information needed for accurate selection of flax varieties for agricultural production in North Dakota.
North Dakota Soybean Variety Trial Results for 2018 and Selection Guide (A843-18)
The North Dakota Soybean Variety Trial Results provide producers with data on soybean performance throughout the state and gives information about yield and other information needed for accurate selection of soybean varieties for agricultural production in North Dakota.
North Dakota Corn Variety Trial Results for 2018 and Selection Guide (A793-18)
This publication provide summary tables for the performance of corn hybrids grown in several locations within the state of North Dakota.
Ergot in Small Grains (PP1904)
This publication provides information on frequently asked questions pertaining to ergot and its impact on small grains and if it fed to livestock.
North Dakota Dry Bean Variety Trial Results for 2018 and Selection Guide (A654-18)
The North Dakota Dry Bean Variety Trial Results provide producers with data or bean performance throughout the state and gives information about yield and other information needed for accurate selection of Dry Bean Varieties for agricultural production in North Dakota.
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