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“Sound Ag Advice” presented by the NDSU Extension Service 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.

10/25/18 Sound Ag Advice 286

Fall is when many beef producers repair facilities, wean calves, vaccinate and move cattle to fall grazing. Gerald Stokka, NDSU Extension veterinarian and livestock stewardship specialist, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss the many management and labor decisions that producers need to make going into winter.

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10/18/18 Sound Ag Advice 285

As sheep producers move into fall and winter, they should be thinking about how their facilities and feed purchases will affect their flock. Travis Hoffman, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension sheep specialist discusses these topics and more in this week’s Sound Ag Advice.

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10/11/18 Sound Ag Advice 284

Rain and snow in early October has farmers anxious about getting back into the field to continue harvest. Meteorologist Daryl Ritchison, interim director of NDAWN, gives his short- and long-term forecast in this week’s Sound Ag Advice.

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10/04/18 Sound Ag Advice 283

As soybean harvest continues, falling temperatures, rain and trade issues mean that producers will likely need to manage their storage options in new ways. Ken Hellevang, NDSU Extension agricultural engineer, joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to discuss ways to aerate and store soybeans.

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09/27/18 Sound Ag Advice 282

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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09/20/18 Sound Ag Advice 281

As harvest for corn and soybeans gets started in North Dakota, and soybean trade in the Pacific Northwest is at a standstill, many farmers will be managing their harvest flow differently this year. Frayne Olson, NDSU Extension crops economist joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss how farmers should prioritize their options for long-term grain storage.

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09/13/18 Sound Ag Advice 280

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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09/06/18 Sound Ag Advice 279

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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08/30/18 Sound Ag Advice 278

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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08/23/18 Sound Ag Advice 277

Hans Kandel, NDSU Extension broadleaf crops agronomist joins this week’s segment of Sound Ag Advice to discuss the conditions affecting this year’s soybean crop, as well as the tools available to farmers to help predict soybean maturity.

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08/16/18 Sound Ag Advice 276

As wheat harvest wraps up for 2018, many farmers have had concerns about protein content in this year’s crop. Dave Franzen, NDSU Extension soil specialist, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss why the content was low and what NDSU Extension tools are available to help with fertilizer recommendations.

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08/09/18 Sound Ag Advice 275

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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08/02/18 Sound Ag Advice 274

Producers are busy with haying and harvest this time of year, but they shouldn’t 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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07/26/18 Sound Ag Advice 273

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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07/19/18 Sound Ag Advice 272

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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07/12/18 Sound Ag Advice 271

Expect cattle and other livestock price volatility to continue until trade disputes are resolved, says Tim Petry, NDSU Extension livestock marketing economist. Petry joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss trade negotiations and other reasons for the price uncertainty.

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07/05/18 Sound Ag Advice 270

What crop insect pest will farmers be likely to encounter this year? Mark Boetel, NDSU Extension entomologist, joins Sound Ag Advice to give us the answers and discuss control options.

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06/28/18 Sound Ag Advice 269

Most of North Dakota has received adequate rainfall and warm temperatures, which are ideal for growing crops. Will this weather continue? Meteorologist Daryl Ritchison, Interim Director of NDAWN, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss his long-range forecast.

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06/21/18 Sound Ag Advice 268

The subject of trade negotiations with China has dominated the news media for the past few months and has contributed to falling grain prices, says Frayne Olson, NDSU Extension crops economist and marketing specialist. Olson joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to discuss trade and give a broad outlook on summer grain prices.

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06/14/18 Sound Ag Advice 267

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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