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Farm Management, Crops, Livestock, Pesticide Certification and Project Safe Send are just a few of the areas covered in this arena.
VFD

2017 Veterinary Feed Directive

The VFD drug is an antibiotic used for both human and animal medicine, It is important these drugs are used correctly. The FDA's job is to ensure these are used properly. Therefore a VFD order is required for some medicated feed beginning January 1st, 2017. Now not all antibiotics will be considered VFD drugs. The use of injectable antibiotics will not effected, and some drugs used in water will now required a prescription from a veterinarian. A VFD order is similar to a prescription you would get from a human doctor. You are not able to purchase VFD feeds at any mill, retailer or other establishment listed as a distributor or manufacturer with the FDA. Follow the link for more information to learn more

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Variety Trials

Use the link below to reach a list of variety trial results.

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2017 NW Projected Crop Budgets

North Dakota regional crop budgets are created annually and we have provided the current as well as past issues here. Irrigated, no-till and organic budgets are not created annually but we have listed what we have available. Livestock budgets are available for the current year only.

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Selecting a Sprinkler Irrigation System- AE91

The four basic methods of irrigation are: subsurface irrigation (“subirrigation,” which uses tile drain lines), surface or gravity irrigation, trickle irrigation (also called drip irrigation) and sprinkler irrigation. Of the acres currently irrigated in North Dakota, more than 80 percent use some type of sprinkler system. Statewide, the center pivot is the most popular sprinkler system.

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Air Temperature Inversions

Temperature inversions are micro-climatic events that can significantly contribute to off target movement of pesticides. This publication explains in detail: what they are, why they develop, how they are impacted by land condition, how to identify them, how to measure them, and how to minimize their impact on pesticide applications. Professional applicators, private applicators using pesticides on their farm or ranch, state and federal regulators, pesticide safety educators, researchers, and industry should benefit from the comprehensive explanations found in AE1705.

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Ranchers Guide to Grassland Managment IV

Ranchers Guide to Grassland Managment IV

Publication R1707: Ecological Sites, Introduced Plants, Range Condition, Stocking Rate and Carrying Capacity, Pasture and Hay Land Plant Selection, Pasture Development Guidelines, Grazing Management, Riparian Grazing Management, Hay Land Plant Selection, Pasture Development and more.

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Composting Practices

Composting Practices

Why Compost? Cool Systems, Hot Systems, Benefits of Compost and Benefits of Compost as a Topdressing For Turfgrass

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DON (Vomitoxin) in Wheat - Basic Questions and Answers

DON (Vomitoxin) in Wheat - Basic Questions and Answers

What is DON? - What are the critical levels of DON for use in food and feed? - How does DON impact wheat grain quality and product performance? - How is DON Measured? - Is the sampling procedure for DON analysis important? - What are possible strategies for using wheat with DON? - Recommendations for feeding wheat - What can I do to prevent DON in the future? -

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Fracking Our Future - Measuring Water & Community Impacts from Hydraulic Fracturing

Fracking Our Future - Measuring Water & Community Impacts from Hydraulic Fracturing

How Much Water Is Needed - Where Will It Come From - Water Used For Fracking Is Fully Consumed - Water Demands Are significant and Require Planning - Local Impacts - Plan For It Now and Get It Right - Recommendations

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