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When and Why to Body Condition Score Cattle

Body condition scoring is a management tool that can be used to evaluate the nutritional status of beef cattle

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Here's Help to ID Weeds

NDSU Publications Help Land Managers ID Weeds

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Hair Sheep Production Featured at DREC Field Day

The event will focus on the management, marketing and genetics of Dorper hair sheep.

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Pink Eye and Foot Rot a Rancher's Headache

Fly problems are prevalent in some parts of North Dakota this year, North Dakota State University Extension livestock specialists warn.

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Protect Your Trees from the Mower

The mower is one of the leading killers of trees in North Dakota

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White Mold in Canola

Recent rains and canola entering bloom have prompted questions about white mold and fungicide applications on canola.

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Strategies for Late-Seeded Corn and Small Grains

Planting progress for corn and small grains is still behind last year and the five-year average

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North Dakota Garden Variety Trials

North Dakota State University is working with gardeners across the state to test new vegetable and flower varieties

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Yellowjackets Becoming a Nuisance

Yellowjackets are more aggressive during August and September and more likely to sting people. Although yellowjackets are a beneficial insect feeding on other insects, they often become a pest problem when their nests are near homes, schools, picnic areas or playgrounds. When that happens, pest control often is warranted.

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2019 N.D. 4-H Archery Match Winners Named

Archery teams from McIntosh, Morton, Steele-Traill, Stark-Billings and Ramsey counties were awarded first place in their age and bow style division at the North Dakota State 4-H Archery Championships held at the North Dakota 4-H Camp near Washburn.

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2019 State 4-H Meat Judging Contest Winners Announced

Kidder and Stark/Billings County teams took top honors in the State 4-H Meat Judging Contest held recently in the meat laboratory at North Dakota State University’s Shepperd Arena.

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North Dakota Garden Variety Trials!

North Dakota State University works with gardeners every year to evaluate promising vegetable and flower varieties. All gardeners are welcome to participate. This includes you!

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Herbicide Considerations for Cover Crop Planting in 2019

Long residual pre-emergent or early post-emergent herbicides may cause stand reduction or complete failure of cover crops.

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Disease Concerns for Wheat Still in the Field

What is the relationship between Fusarium Head Blight (Scab) and Deoxynivalenol (Vomitoxin)?

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Beware of Ergot-contaminated Livestock Feeds

Although ergot is not a new problem in North Dakota, more of it is being documented in several areas of the state, according to Gerald Stokka, North Dakota State University Extension veterinarian and livestock stewardship specialist.

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Take Action to Reduce Your Risk of Falls

Did you know that one of every four people 65 and older falls each year? Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for people 65-plus.

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NDSU Extension Offers Tips for Fall Grazing Cover Crops

Cover crop acreage is expected to increase in response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency's revision to the preventive-planting insurance provisions, according to North Dakota State University Extension livestock experts.

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Time to Fertilize Your Lawn

Did you know the best time to fertilize your lawn is now? It’s true! The key to a healthy turf is a thick root system, and now is when your turf focuses its energy on growing roots.

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Yellow Sweet Clover

Yellow sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis) has gained attention this summer, because of the tremendous yellow bloom across country.

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NDSU Offers Updated Crop Compare Program for 2020

The program provides a tool for producers to check the changing scenarios until final planting decisions are made this spring.

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Diversity, Direction and Dollars Ag Forum Set

Soil pH, managing residue, and farm and ranch economics are among the topics that will be covered during North Dakota State University Extension's 24rd annual Diversity, Direction and Dollars agricultural forum.

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Ag Producers Should Do Year-End Income Tax Planning

“With potential financial problems due to the difficult year, it is more important than ever to do tax planning”, says Ron Haugen, North Dakota State University Extension farm economist “It is best to start with year-to-date income and expenses, and estimate them for the remainder of the year,” says Haugen. “Estimate depreciation and include any income that was deferred to 2019 from a previous year.”

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2019 Harvest Bowl Celebrates County Agriculturists

The success, dedication and hard work of outstanding agriculturists in 53 counties in North Dakota and seven counties in Minnesota were honored during the 46th annual Harvest Bowl program at North Dakota State University on Nov. 8.

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Many Factors Influence Corn Test Weight

Poor growing and harvesting conditions this year have North Dakota producers concerned about the test weight of their corn.

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Winter Livestock Management

Fortunately in winter, most of us can stay inside where it's warm and not worry about having food and water. Livestock don't have it as easy when temperatures drop.

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Ag Producers Income Tax Management Program Set for Nov. 15

The program will provide an excellent opportunity for agricultural producers and tax preparers to learn and ask questions.

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Time For A Trim

Pruning can get confusing at times. We’re not sure when to prune, how much to prune, and what branches to prune.

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Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Meeting

Anyone who works with anhydrous ammonia, especially those applying nitrogen fertilizer on crop fields, will be able to learn how to handle it safely during this online workshop

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Spring Fever Garden Forums Set, Begin in March

Would you like expert tips to help you care for your yard and garden? Then Spring Fever Garden Forums are for you! North Dakota State University is offering a series of forums this spring.

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2020 Western Crop and Pest Management School set for Dickinson

The NDSU Extension 2020 Western Crop and Pest Management School is set for March 10th and 11th at the Roosevelt Grand Dakota Hotel in Dickinson. The workshop is designed to help crop advisers, farmers, and other agricultural decision makers sharpen their skills and obtain the latest information on integrated pest management and crop production.

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Income Tax Filing Deadline is March 2 for Agricultural Producers

Agricultural producers have until March 2, to file their 2019 income tax returns without penalty if they have not made estimates.

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Agriculture Livestock Forum

You won’t want to miss the second annual Agricultural Livestock Forum on Thursday, February 20, at the Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge, Dickinson starting at 5 pm. Presenters are Curt Pate, Montana Stockman and DW Groethe musical artist and cowboy poet. Registration Fee is $20 per person which includes evening meal. $15 for students. Preregister online at dickinsonchamber.org. Due to a meal count preregistration is required by February 12, 2020.

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Whole Grains: Agriculture to Health

Whole grains contain all elements of the kernel — bran, germ and endosperm.

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Test Forages for Nitrate Before Haying or Grazing

Forages typically are the major component of beef cattle diets in North Dakota, and some may have the potential to contain toxic levels of nitrate.

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Farmers Markets Can Accept SNAP Benefits

Farmers markets and farm stands have the opportunity to increase access to fresh, local food for all community members by becoming an authorized retailer for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

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Keep Farmers Markets, Local Food Vendors, Customers Safe

Farmers markets and local food vendors need to take necessary precautions and safety measures to ensure the health of farmers, vendors and customers.

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Dakota Gardener: Trees in the Spring - What to Expect

Trees may have suffered from winter injury or damage from rabbits, voles and deer.

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Crabgrass This Spring

One day you are admiring spring tulips in your short sleeves; the next day, sleet pellets will coat the ground. This extreme weather variability dampens our hopes and makes timing the application of crabgrass pre-emergent herbicide difficult to do.

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North Dakota Garden Variety Trials!

North Dakota State University works with gardeners every year to evaluate promising vegetable and flower varieties. All gardeners are welcome to participate. This includes you!

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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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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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