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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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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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05/23/19 Sound Ag Advice 316

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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05/16/19 Sound Ag Advice 315

Times are tough with respect to commodity prices, and farmers may be looking for ways to save money by reducing the amount of weed control inputs they do. Is this a good strategy to save costs? Tom Peters, NDSU Extension sugarbeet agronomist, joins Sound Ag Advice to answer that question.

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05/09/19 Sound Ag Advice 314

Annoying voles and gray snow mold can cause wintertime damage to your lawn. Esther McGinnis, NDSU Extension horticulture specialist, joins Sound Ag Advice to share how to rid your yard of these issues.

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05/02/19 Sound Ag Advice 313

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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04/25/19 Sound Ag Advice 312

North Dakota cattle producers have been losing young calves to coccidiosis this spring, says Gerald Stokka, NDSU Extension veterinarian and livestock stewardship specialist. Stokka joins Sound Ag Advice to explain how to diagnose and prevent this intestinal disease.

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04/18/19 Sound Ag Advice 311

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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04/11/19 Sound Ag Advice 310

Spring time temperatures create melting snow, and melting snow brings water close to your home’s foundation. NDSU Extension agricultural engineer, Tom Scherer, joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to detail how to check your sump pump for problems and shares some simple tips to keep excess water away from your home.

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04/04/19 Sound Ag Advice 309

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Prospective Plantings report, released last week, projects the number of acres that farmers’ will plant to certain crops. Frayne Olson, NDSU Extension crops economist and marketing specialist, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss how the U.S.D.A’s report is affecting the current crop markets.

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03/28/19 Sound Ag Advice 308

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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03/21/19 Sound Ag Advice 307

What do you get when snow melts on your roof and on the ground near your home and has nowhere to go? A wet basement, says Ken Hellevang, NDSU Extension Service agriculture engineer. Hellevang joins Sound Ag Advice to offer strategies to move water away from your home and yard in this week’s segment.

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03/14/19 Sound Ag Advice 306

Winter is a great time to prune trees says Joe Zeleznik, NDSU Extension forester. Zeleznik joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to discuss how, when and why pruning encourages healthier, vibrant, long-lasting trees.

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03/07/19 Sound Ag Advice 305

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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02/28/19 Sound Ag Advice 304

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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02/21/19 Sound Ag Advice 303

For many years, NDSU Extensions’ Getting it Right in Soybean Production meetings have been the “go to” place for the latest in North Dakota soybean research and production topics. Hans Kandel, NDSU Extension broadleaf crops agronomist joins Sound Ag Advice to talk about the most popular topics at this year’s meetings.

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02/14/19 Sound Ag Advice 302

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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02/08/19 Sound Ag Advice 301

January has felt bitterly cold this year, but are the temperatures abnormally low or mostly average? Daryl Ritchison, Interim Director of NDAWN, joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to discuss how long these cold temperatures will last, and how much of an impact will the snow cover make on springtime soil moisture.

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01/31/19 Sound Ag Advice 300

With the downturn in some commodity prices planning is critical. Ron Haugen, NDSU Extension farm management specialist, joins Sound Ag Advice to explain how Plotting a Course 2019, the annual publication released by NDSU Extension, estimates short- and long-term agricultural planning prices and helps farmers make decisions about budgeting and cash-flow projections.

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01/24/19 Sound Ag Advice 299

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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