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County Agent Update

Farmers, ranchers, consultants, scouts, seed inspectors, insurance adjusters, handlers, workers, and especially custom pesticide applicators are routinely subjected to ticks and mosquitos. For years,...

 

Early-Season Fungicide Application For Wheat

A common agronomic practice that will be considered in the upcoming weeks is tank mixing a fungicide with a herbicide. Here are a couple reminders when making the decision on an early season...

 

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Rangeland grazed too early can take years to recover. The recent warm temperatures may have producers itching to get their livestock out on pasture, but they need to make sure their forages are ready...

 

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High-quality Seed (part 2) Last week I wrote the first section with information from the NDSU publication Selecting High-quality Seed of Cereal Grains written by Joel Ransom, Cereal Crops Agronomist....

 

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High Quality Seed (part 1) With the weather, overall, starting to feel like spring, farmers get an itch. With the nice weather, longer days and drying soil we want to get into the field as soon as...

 

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Weak Calf Syndrome Calving season provides all types of challenges for the rancher. Nothing is more frustrating than when a normally delivered calf is slow to get up and nurse. This could be due an...

 

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64th Annual National Hard Spring Wheat Show Well folks, it is that time of year again. The 64th Annual National Hard Spring Wheat Show is February 7-9. On the 7th there will be over 450 5th graders...

 

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The Cold is Upon Us As all of us know in our region the last few weeks have been cold, windy and full of snow. This article is going to be discussing safety while traveling and home insulation....

 

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Body Condition Score There are several approaches and tools to help determine if the beef cow’s nutritional requirements and needs are being met. Some include testing feeds for nutritional content...

 

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Nutrition and Feeding of Beef Cattle Cattle are ruminants, the digestive system of cattle includes a large fluid filled rumen containing a large population of microbes. Microbes have the ability to...

 

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Annie’s Project Some women in the agriculture world have heard of Annie’s Project. So what is it? A program for empowering women in agriculture to be better business partners through networks and...

 

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Strategic Culling November 29th and 30th there were two great programs in our area for beef producers. Lisa Pederson, North Dakota State University Extension Beef Quality Specialist presented on strat...

 

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New Romaine Lettuce is a Winner! Romaine lettuce has become one of the most popular vegetables in our North Dakota Home Garden Variety Trials. It’s more popular than our leaf lettuce, butterhead let...

 

Grain Drying and Storage Tips

With harvest over for most, now comes the time to haul and sell your grain. Many operations have to have grain bins and a handling system as heading straight to the elevator isn’t an option, for...

 

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Farm and Ranch Succession Planning Many people in our area are a part of a farm or ranch operation, it is a family business. Having a family business is difficult, no matter what form of business it i...

 

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Upcoming Programs Williams County Extension Service has a few programs coming up over the next few weeks. Bovine Connection, this program is starting back up! This was a great program put on by North...

 

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Reducing Winter Feed Costs As many know that raise cattle, the prices are down this year. One way Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University Beef Specialist, says might help reduce cost is...

 

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Long-term Cropping Study Over in Carrington, the North Dakota State University Carrington Research Extension Center has just released its results of a cropping systems study that started in 1987. The...

 

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Timely Topics North Dakota State University Yard and Garden Report is a publication that comes out weekly during the summer months. The most recent report came out on October 12th, with some good...

 

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What is BQA? Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) is a producer driven program in which cattle producers assume responsibility for producing beef that is a healthy, wholesome, quality product and free from...

 

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Recap on the 2016 Disease Survey This summer the Williston Research Extension Center started a scouting program with support from the Northern Pulse Growers Association (NPGA). The support by the...

 

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Fall Harvest and Yard Chores Fall is officially here, and the leaves are starting to change color as well. With some trees starting to turn their fall color, that also means it’s time to clean up...

 

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Livestock producers must become familiar with a new directive regulating certain medications that can be added to the animals’ feed, according to Gerald Stokka, North Dakota State University...

 

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DON, commonly referred to as vomitoxin, is back in the fields this year. It has been two years since DON was wide spread through the region. It affects wheat and barley grain infected by Fusarium...

 

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Getting the most out of your Garden Gardens throughout the area are starting to ripen and produce many fruits and vegetables. But along with growing plants, can be growing causes for diseases. There...

 

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