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Beware of Ergot-contaminated Livestock Feeds

Ergot is a fungal disease that can develop in grasses and cereal grains, and it can be toxic to livestock that consume it.

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Handle, Cook Wild Game Properly

Handling wild game improperly in the field or cooking it incorrectly at home can ruin the meat.

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Fall Good Time to Manage Some Pasture Weeds

Leafy spurge and invasive thistles can be challenging to control in pasture and grasslands due to their extensive root systems.

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Let's Grow a Great Lawn!

Now is the time to improve your lawn. September is the best month to sow seed, fertilize, kill weeds and aerate your lawn.

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National Farm Safety Week is Sept. 20-26

Farming and ranching are the eighth most dangerous occupation in the U.S.

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Forage Analysis Valuable in Developing Winter Feeding Programs

Laboratory analysis to determine the quality of feedstuffs was developed more than 150 years ago.

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HORNETS ACTIVE

Hornets (or yellowjackets) belong to the family Vespidae

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Bee friendly

Bees in ND are threatened by economic development and mites. Learn how to promote bee activity in your yard.

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Unsolicited Seeds

The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) is asking state residents who have received unsolicited packages containing seeds from China to take the steps outlined below.

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Rotten Tomatoes

One of the greatest joys in summer is to find the first ripe tomato in your garden. That said, one of the greatest disappointments in summer is to discover your first tomato is rotten!

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Youth Sheep Starter Flock Program Seeking Applicants

For the 12th year, North Dakota State University Extension and the North Dakota Lamb and Wool Producers Association are offering North Dakota youth an opportunity to become involved in the sheep industry and build their own flock.

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HOW MUCH DEFOLIATION CAN MY TREE HANDLE?

Each year we watch the deciduous trees in our communities, forests, parks, and yards set new leaves to help them produce energy during the hospitable months of our region

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The Right Way to Water Your Lawn

Can you enjoy a green lawn in summer without an expensive water bill?

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