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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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07/30/20 Sound Ag Advice 378

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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07/23/20 Sound Ag Advice 377

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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07/16/20 Sound Ag Advice 376

Summer temperatures will warm stored grain, which could lead to insect infestations and mold growth quickly. Ken Hellevang, NDSU Extension agricultural engineer, joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to offer ways to keep stored grain cool and at appropriate moisture levels.

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07/09/20 Sound Ag Advice 375

Summers usually are mild in North Dakota but hot, humid days do occur and can be dangerous and even deadly for cattle. Karl Hoppe, NDSU Extension livestock systems specialist, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss how producers can reduce heat stress in cattle.

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07/02/20 Sound Ag Advice 374

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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06/25/20 Sound Ag Advice 373

Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, can produce toxins that are harmful to livestock, wildlife and people. Although this is something we typically see in ponds in late July, this year’s drought conditions have spurred the growth of algae blooms says Miranda Meehan, NDSU Extension livestock environmental stewardship specialist. Meehan joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to discuss how to prevent cyanobacteria poisoning.

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06/18/20 Sound Ag Advice 372

Although annual forages, small grains and cover crops are a great option for haying and grazing, they can pose a risk of nitrate toxicity for livestock. Janna Block, NDSU Extension livestock systems specialist, joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to discuss how producers can reduce the risk of nitrate toxicity.

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06/11/20 Sound Ag Advice 371

When packing plants can’t schedule a slaughter date, producers are challenged on how to manage delaying the marketing of their cattle. Karl Hoppe, NDSU Extension livestock systems specialist, joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to discuss common management strategies for producers needing to delay marketing.

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06/04/20 Sound Ag Advice 370

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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05/28/20 Sound Ag Advice 369

With the cold temperatures and precipitation causing delayed planting in parts of North Dakota, some farmers might be wondering how these conditions will affect weed management. Joe Ikley, NDSU Extension week specialist addresses this question and more in this week’s segment of Sound Ag Advice.

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05/21/20 Sound Ag Advice 368

Are summer time temperatures on the way? How long till soil moisture levels allow standing corn fields to be harvested? Daryl Ritchison, Director of the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network, joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to answer these questions.

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05/14/20 Sound Ag Advice 367

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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05/07/20 Sound Ag Advice 366

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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04/30/20 Sound Ag Advice 365

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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04/23/20 Sound Ag Advice 364

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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04/16/20 Sound Ag Advice 363

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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04/09/20 Sound Ag Advice 362

How fast will the grain markets recover once coronavirus has peaked? Frayne Olson, NDSU Extension crops economist and marketing specialist, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss the latest grain marketing information and answer the most commonly asked questions from North Dakota farmers.

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04/02/20 Sound Ag Advice 361

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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03/26/20 Sound Ag Advice 360

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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03/19/20 Sound Ag Advice 359

As the world feels the effects of Covid-19, how is the virus specifically affecting the North Dakota economy? Frayne Olson, NDSU Extension crops economist and marketing specialist joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss Covid-19 and the downturn in grain prices.

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