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“Sound Ag Advice” presented by NDSU Extension, features NDSU Extension specialists and staff talking about current crop and livestock issues. “Sound Ag Advice” is free and can be used in any way you see fit.

 

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04/08/21 Sound Ag Advice 414

Crabgrass is a warm-season annual that frustrates homeowners who want a healthy lawn. Esther McGinnis, NDSU Extension horticulture specialist, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss how to prevent and control crabgrass.

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04/01/21 Sound Ag Advice 413

North Dakota could set new records when it comes to drought severity. The national drought mitigation center has marked the whole state of North Dakota as “in a drought.” Adnan Akyuz, North Dakota’s State Climatologist joins Sound Ag Advice to fill in the details.

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03/25/21 Sound Ag Advice 412

As many farmers start to gear up for spring planting, they may have questions about fertilizer application. In this episode of Sound Ag Advice, Dave Franzen, NDSU Extension soil science specialist, addresses the most common questions he receives regarding Nitrogen stabilizers.

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03/18/21 Sound Ag Advice 411

Calf diarrhea, often referred to as “scours”, is something ranchers battle this time of year with newborn calves. Gerald Stokka, NDSU Extension veterinarian and livestock stewardship specialist, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss the symptoms, prevention and treatment options.

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03/11/21 Sound Ag Advice 410

With most parts of North Dakota seeing significant snow fall this year, problems can arise when that snow begins to melt and puddle. Ken Hellevang, NDSU Extension agriculture engineer joins Sound Ag Advice to offer strategies to move water away from homes and rural properties.

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03/04/21 Sound Ag Advice 409

As winter transitions to spring, your sump pump will be working to remove excess water from around your home’s foundation. Tom Scherer, NDSU Extension agricultural engineer, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss ways to keep your sump pump working properly.

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02/25/21 Sound Ag Advice 408

For many farmers dealing with excess water issues, tile drainage can be an effective solution. Hans Kandel, NDSU Extension broadleaf crops agronomist joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice, to discuss the benefits of using tile drainage and the most recent developments in tile drainage research.

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02/18/21 Sound Ag Advice 407

Controlling the amount of mold that cattle consume is important to their overall health, says Karl Hoppe, NDSU Extension livestock specialist. Hoppe joins the program to discuss mold and mycotoxins in this week’s segment of Sound Ag Advice.

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02/11/21 Sound Ag Advice 406

Winter and early spring calving can lead to health risks for newborn calves, says Gerald Stokka, NDSU Extension Veterinarian and Livestock Stewardship Specialist. In this week’s Sound Ag Advice, Stokka discusses how to give new calves a healthy start in cold weather.

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02/04/21 Sound Ag Advice 405

So far, North Dakota has experienced a mild winter with small amounts of precipitation. Will this trend continue and how could late winter weather affect our chances for drought conditions in the spring? Daryl Ritchison, North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network director, joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to answer these questions.

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01/28/21 Sound Ag Advice 404

As calving season approaches, beef producers should be paying special attention to the nutrition requirements of their cows. Carl Dahlen, NDSU Department of Animal Sciences associate professor, joins us to explain the effects of inadequate nutrition on pregnant cows.

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01/21/21 Sound Ag Advice 403

Cattle producers making the right management decisions can be the difference between life or death for newborn calves during cold weather says Gerald Stokka, NDSU Extension veterinarian and livestock stewardship specialist. Stokka joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to discuss how to give new calves a healthy start.

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01/14/21 Sound Ag Advice 402

Controlling lice populations in the late winter months is a concern of North Dakota beef producers, says Dr. Gerald Stokka, NDSU Extension veterinarian and livestock stewardship specialist. Stokka joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to discuss lice treatment options and guidelines for this itchy issue.

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01/07/21 Sound Ag Advice 401

When should I feed my cows? What should I have in a proper calving tool kit? How do I keep newborn calves healthy? Carl Dahlen, NDSU Animal Sciences Associate Professor, answers these calving-season questions and more in this edition of Sound Ag Advice.

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12/31/20 Sound Ag Advice 400

Even though most trees go dormant in winter time, environmental injury from cold weather and animals can occur. Joe Zeleznik, NDSU Extension forester, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss how to keep your trees healthy in winter time.

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12/23/20 Sound Ag Advice 399

The Winter Survival Kit smartphone app can be as critical as a physical winter survival kit if you find yourself stuck or stranded in severe winter weather conditions. Bob Bertsch, NDSU Extension web technology specialist, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss the features of the app.

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12/17/20 Sound Ag Advice 398

Travis Hoffman, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension sheep specialist joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to discuss what topics producers should think about prior to lambing and how to ensure new lambs get off to a healthy start.

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12/10/20 Sound Ag Advice 397

The December World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report was recently released. Frayne Olson, NDSU Extension crops economist, joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to discuss what the estimates mean for North Dakota farmers making end of year marketing plans.

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12/03/20 Sound Ag Advice 396

Sending a high-quality product through the food chain to consumers should be the top priority of beef producers says Lisa Pederson, NDSU Extension beef quality assurance specialist. In this week’s Sound Ag Advice, Pederson discusses the NDSU Extension program, Stop The Truck, aimed at helping beef producers make decisions about the livestock they are sending to harvest.

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11/26/20 Sound Ag Advice 395

Though feed prices can change significantly, rations don’t always change when it come to backgrounding calves, says Karl Hoppe, NDSU Extension livestock specialist. Hoppe joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to discuss how producers can target gain using some North Dakota specialty crops as alternative feed sources.

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