NDSU Extension - Williams County


Articles - 2013

Weed Resistance Practices Advised

Weeds have long been a challenge to farmers attempting to efficiently produce food products and maintain profitability. At first the only options of controlling the moisture robbing pests were tillage and hand labor. Approximately 50-60 years ago the agriculture community was introduced to herbicides that would attack the weeds, mostly broadleaf, but not harm the crop.

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Foxtail Barley Receives Distinction-Foundation Weed Control In Corn

If salts are present in soil, foxtail barley is usually one of very few plants growing in the location. In this year’s North Dakota Weed Control Guide, NDSU weed scientists and agronomist have given foxtail barley the distinction as weed-of-the-year. - It is important to use pre-emergent, soil applied herbicides to supplement post emergent weed control strategies in corn even though the crop has been developed to resist glyphosate. Here are three reasons.

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Corn Growers to Have New Herbicide

In recent years North Dakota crop producers have been offered at least one new active ingredient per year for weed control. For 2011 it was saflufenacil, commonly known as Sharpen. It has become a popular herbicide for use in chickpeas, field pea, small grains and other crops. Sunflower growers can use it as a harvest aid/desiccant. In 2012 Bayer released thiencarbazone. It is a relative of flucarbazone (Everest 2.0) and propoxycarbazone which is contained in Olympus and Rimfire Max.

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MonDak Pulse Day Scheduled Feb 20 - Corn Deserves Consideration

Plans for the 13th annual MonDak Pulse Day are now complete. It will take place on Wednesday, February 20 at the Airport International Inn in Williston beginning at 8:30 am CST with registration.

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Wheat Delegate To Be Elected - Wheat Midge

During this year’s Wheat Show wheat growers of Williams County will gather to elect a county representative to the North Dakota Wheat Commission. - According to Janet Knodel, Entomologist at North Dakota State University, the potential for wheat midge infestations during 2013 crop season is low. She basis her prediction on the analysis of 199 soil samples which were collected last fall from 21 counties of the state’s northern and north central tier.

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Corn Projected To Be Most Profitable for Northwest ND

The farm management team at North Dakota State University has released its projected crop budgets for 2013. The budgets for each crop are in a pamphlet form which includes spring wheat, durum, malting barley, corn grain, oil sunflowers, canola, flax, field peas, oats, lentils, yellow mustard, safflower, buckwheat, millet, chickpeas, winter wheat, and rye.

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The Top Ten Mistakes - Did You Know?

“The Top Ten Mistakes That Break Up a Family Business” is one of two topics that Jolene Brown, a family business consultant, will address during the National Hard Spring Wheat Show on Tuesday, February 5.

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Commodity Groups Part of 2013 Wheat Show - Rental Agreements Often On Cash Basis

Some of 16 experts scheduled to speak during this year’s National Hard Spring Wheat Show will include representatives of four commodity groups who work hard to make sure there is profitability in providing the crops they represent. All are scheduled to report to area producers on Tuesday afternoon, February 5.

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