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Pruning Guidelines

Every summer I receive calls asking, “Can I prune trees now or when is a good time to prune?” Unfortunately summer is not the most ideal time. The preferred time is late winter or early spring...

 

County Canola Election Scheduled

Canola growers in Williams County are being urged to participate in the election of a county representative for the North Dakota Oilseed Council. All canola growers who have a definite interest in...

 

Pesticide Certification Trainings Scheduled

Every three years both private (farm operators) and commercial applicators must be re-certified to legally purchase and apply herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and fumigants. For private applicator...

 

Ponderosa Pine Favored Over Spruce

Last week I promised to explain why I prefer pine, specifically ponderosa trees over blue spruces. The answer is they are more drought tolerant, native to parts of North Dakota, more specifically to t...

 

Photo Contest Part of Wheat Show

One of my very favorite parts of the Wheat Show has been the photo contest. I look at the photos as art seen through the eyes of other people. The photos are placed into four categories; a)...

 

Food Fads Part of Wheat Show Discussions

Lately, gluten and wheat have been presented as “dietary villains”. While those with celiac disease must avoid gluten for health reasons, others are following gluten-free diets for various reasons...

 

Crop Budgets For NW North Dakota

For several years Andrew Swenson and Ron Haugen of the NDSU Extension Ag. Economics Department have been providing yearly crop budgets for individual regions of the state. These have provided an...

 

Photo Contest Part of Wheat Show

One of my very favorite parts of the Wheat Show has been the photo contest. I look at the photos as art seen through the eyes of other people. The photos are placed into four categories; a)...

 

New Durum Garners High Interest

There has been great interest in a new variety name Joppa which was developed by the NDSU Durum Breeding Program. It was released by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station in 2014 but...

 

New Birch and Spruce

Last week I described two new varieties of American elm which have resistance to Dutch elm disease. This week I will share information about a new white birch and a new columnar spruce which should...

 

Field Inspected Seed List Now Available

As the year comes to an end crop growers are beginning to solidify their plans for the 2015 growing season. One decision which often is difficult is choosing the variety. Often growers will give...

 

New Wheatgrass

One of the grasses used in grass seed mixtures is intermediate wheatgrass. The reason for its use in such mixtures is because of its vigor, ability to grow fast and sod forming characteristic. It...

 

Osborne to Speak During Wheat Show

Leon Osborne, Director of the Regional Weather Information Center and the Surface Transportation Center at the University of North Dakota is scheduled to speak during the breakfast meeting of the...

 

Cows Entering Period of Higher Nutrition Needs

The great fall weather psyched us into believing it will last into December. However, recent cold weather changed plans because I could not keep up with providing ice-free water. Even though the...

 

Cows Entering Period of Higher Nutrition Needs

The great fall weather psyched us into believing it will last into December. However, recent cold weather changed plans because I could not keep up with providing ice-free water. Even though the...

 

Tax Management Tips to be Offered

The NDSU Extension Service and Internal Revenue Service are offering a series of Income Tax Management for Ag Producer meetings. The meetings will be presented at 11 sites across North Dakota through...

 

2015 Wheat Show Hi-Lites

The 62nd Annual National Hard Spring Wheat Show will focus on a variety of issues but much emphasis will be given to strategies of preventing Fusarium head blight (SCAB) and marketing this year’s cr...

 

Gardeners – Know Your Manure

As a young boy I remember Dad and Grandpa talking about how valuable manure was to plant growth. I didn’t recall any of the specifics and maybe they really didn’t know either. However, I do...

 

Who Would Have Thought Vomitoxin In Western ND

Several years ago when scab first became a major problem in durum and spring wheat grown in eastern North Dakota, many of us thought it never would be a problem for us in western North Dakota and...

 

A Little Bit Country: Combating Antibiotic Resistance

Last week I attended the statewide conference of NDSU Extension and Research staff. The conference offered a multitude of sessions making it impossible to attend all. One of the sessions I attended in...

 

2015 Wheat Show Planned

Plans for the 62nd Annual National Hard Spring Wheat Show are nearly complete. The dates are February 2nd, 3rd and 4th with the site being the Grand Williston Hotel. As in the past, almost 20...

 

Fertilize Lawns Now

A frequent question this time of year is, “Should I fertilize my lawn in the fall?” The answer is yes. All lawns whether they are high maintenance (Kentucky Bluegrass) or low maintenance (Crested...

 

Back in the Saddle

I think this is an appropriate statement for my first weekly Column since retiring exactly one year ago. Also, just a few weeks ago a group of great friends presented me with a beautiful, custom fit,...

 

Wheat Show to Feature "Best of the Best"

The 2014 National Hard Spring Wheat Show has taken on a different look with the incorporation of NDSU’s Best of the Best in addition to several other keynote speakers and the ever-popular Bread...

 

Wheat Show to Feature "Best of the Best"

The 2014 National Hard Spring Wheat Show has taken on a different look with the incorporation of NDSU’s Best of the Best in addition to several other keynote speakers and the ever-popular Bread...

 

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