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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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10/10/19 Sound Ag Advice 336

African swine fever is a viral disease affecting the pig population in some Asian countries. The disease is not a health threat to humans, but the public should be aware of how the disease spreads. Dr. Gerald Stokka, NDSU Extension veterinarian and livestock stewardship specialist, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss this issue.

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10/03/19 Sound Ag Advice 335

As harvest continues, what are some simple things farmers can do to help prevent the spread of weeds? Joe Ikley, NDSU Extension weed specialist, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss the answer to this question and other weed control strategies.

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09/26/19 Sound Ag Advice 334

Working in agriculture is accompanied by managing a variety of stresses on a regular basis. Sean Brotherson, NDSU Extension family life specialist, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss how farmers and ranchers can manage their stress in healthy ways.

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09/19/19 Sound Ag Advice 333

Harvest timing can have a huge impact on soybean shatter losses and storability says Ken Hellevang, NDSU Extension agricultural engineer. He joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss how harvest timing and temperature can be critical to soybean storage.

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09/12/19 Sound Ag Advice 332

As summer ends, both farmers and gardeners might be wondering how many days of dry, warm weather are left in the growing season. Daryl Ritchison, director of NDAWN, gives his short- and long-range forecast in this segment of Sound Ag Advice.

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09/05/19 Sound Ag Advice 331

Grain can be stored in many types of facilities, but all storage options must keep the grain dry and provide adequate aeration to control the grain’s temperature says Ken Hellevang, NDSU Extension agricultural engineer. He joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to discuss the pros and cons of alternative grain storage methods.

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08/29/19 Sound Ag Advice 330

After farmers have harvested their small grain crops, they might be thinking about planting cover crops. Hans Kandel, NDSU Extension broadleaf crops agronomist joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss the benefits of cover crops and interseeding crops in soybeans.

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08/22/19 Sound Ag Advice 329

Last week the North Dakota Department of Agriculture reported a case of anthrax in a group of cows in the western part of the state. On this week’s Sound Ag Advice, Dr. Gerald Stokka, NDSU Extension veterinarian and livestock stewardship specialist, discusses the basics of anthrax prevention.

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08/15/19 Sound Ag Advice 328

Fly problems have been a concern for some livestock producers this summer says Gerald Stokka, NDSU Extension veterinarian and livestock stewardship specialist. Stokka joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss how to control horn, face and stable flies that contribute to problems like pink eye and foot rot.

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08/08/19 Sound Ag Advice 327

Producers are busy with haying and harvest this time of year, but they should not forget about the bulls out breeding cows, says Gerald Stokka, NDSU Extension veterinarian and livestock stewardship specialist. Stokka joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss the things he looks for when checking bulls during breeding season.

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08/01/19 Sound Ag Advice 326

Though wet spring weather delayed planting for much of the country, North Dakota’s corn, soybean and wheat crops have the potential for above average yields. Frayne Olson, NDSU Extension crops economist and marketing specialist, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss current crop prices and how ND farmers might adjust their crop marketing plans to take advantage of any market increases.

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07/25/19 Sound Ag Advice 325

As the summer winds downs, breeding season is on the minds of sheep producers says Travis Hoffman, the NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension sheep specialist. In this week’s segment of Sound Ag Advice, Hoffman discusses proper management practices leading up to turning rams out with ewes.

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07/18/19 Sound Ag Advice 324

How will the delay in spring planting impact the yield potential and harvest date of this year’s corn crop? Joel Ransom, NDSU Extension cereal grains agronomist, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss how corn is progressing across the state.

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07/11/19 Sound Ag Advice 323

Warm temperatures and standing water are a breeding ground for livestock pests. Flys, mosquitos and ticks are all insects that can make livestock miserable. Carl Dahlen, NDSU Animal Science associate professor, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss how to control livestock pests.

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07/03/19 Sound Ag Advice 322

Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, can produce toxins that are harmful to livestock, wildlife and people. Miranda Meehan, NDSU Extension livestock environmental stewardship specialist, joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to discuss how to prevent cyanobacteria poisoning.

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06/27/19 Sound Ag Advice 321

It is not about how much water you push through spray equipment to clean residues, it’s about the detail, says Tom Peters, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension sugar beet agronomist and weed control specialist. Peters joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to discuss how to minimize crop injury from tank contamination.

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06/20/19 Sound Ag Advice 320

Are weed challenges from delayed planting the same or different from weed challenges early in the season? Tom Peters, NDSU and University of MN Extension agronomist and weed control specialist, answers this question and more in this week’s Sound Ag Advice.

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06/13/19 Sound Ag Advice 319

Many farmers have struggled to get crops in the ground due to the late spring weather. How will this impact insect management as we go through the growing season? Mark Boetel, NDSU Extension entomologist joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to answer this question.

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06/06/19 Sound Ag Advice 318

After an unusually cool spring, will the summer temperatures return to average? Daryl Ritchison, director of NDAWN, answers this question and more in this week’s Sound Ag Advice segment.

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05/30/19 Sound Ag Advice 317

As producers begin to turn out their livestock onto summer pastures, it can be tricky to know how much forage is actually available and how to monitor overgrazing. Miranda Meehan, NDSU Extension livestock stewardship specialist joins Sound Ag Advice to explain something called a Grazing Monitoring Stick that is used to help livestock producers properly manage their forage utilization.

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