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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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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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06/07/18 Sound Ag Advice 266

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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05/31/18 Sound Ag Advice 265

Before shipping cattle to market, producers should ask themselves whether the animals they are sending through the food chain are the type of products they would feed their own family, says Lisa Pederson, NDSU Extension Beef Quality Assurance specialist. Pederson joins this week’s segment of Sound Ag Advice to talk about strategies beef producers should implement to make sure they are contributing to a wholesome food supply.

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05/24/18 Sound Ag Advice 264

This spring, cases of equine herpes virus (EHV) have been confirmed in horses in North Dakota and surrounding states. Gerald Stokka, NDSU Extension veterinarian and livestock stewardship specialist, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss what symptoms to watch for and how to prevent the spread of EHV.

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05/17/18 Sound Ag Advice 263

With a late spring, many farmers are delayed in getting into the field. Tom Peters, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension sugarbeet agronomist, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss whether the late spring has had any effect on weed management.

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05/10/18 Sound Ag Advice 262

A U.S. trade team traveled to China last week to discuss the trade tensions between the two countries. The meetings ended with very little progress made. Frayne Olson, NDSU Extension crops economist and marketing specialist, joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to help North Dakota soybean farmers understand the implications of these negotiations.

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05/03/18 Sound Ag Advice 261

Many livestock producers went into winter with little to no hay surplus and prolonged winter conditions have now delayed pasture turnout. Miranda Meehan, NDSU Extension livestock environmental stewardship specialist, joins Sound Ag Advice to offer advice for producers needing to extend their forage resources.

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04/26/18 Sound Ag Advice 260

As planting season approaches, Dave Franzen, NDSU Extension soil science specialist, joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to discuss the benefits of using NDSU’s nitrogen rate calculator and how to download the nitrogen app to your smartphone.

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04/19/18 Sound Ag Advice 259

It is incredibly important for cows to receive adequate nutrition after calving says Janna Kincheloe, NDSU Extension livestock systems specialist. In this week’s Sound Ag Advice, Kincheloe discusses what factors effect a cow’s ability to provide for her new calf and what producers should be paying attention to in terms of forage availability this spring.

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