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Be Aware Purchasing Livestock Feed Containing Weed Seeds

Due to the impacts of widespread drought on forage and hay production in North Dakota, most livestock producers are seeking feed resources to get animals through the upcoming winter. The United States...

 

NDSU Agricultural Affairs Seeks Strategic Input

North Dakota State University (NDSU) Agricultural Affairs is seeking the public's input on a new strategic plan. The plan will provide vision and direction for the NDSU College of Agriculture, Food Sy...

 

Harvesting Nontraditional Crops For Hay An Option

The drought in North Dakota is impacting the yield of small-grain crops such as barley, oats, rye, triticale and wheat, leading some producers to harvest the small grains as hay. The severe lack of...

 

Soybean Planting Rate, Row Spacing Recommendations Updated

Following years of field research on soybean planting rates and/or row spacing, North Dakota State University Extension agronomists are updating their recommendations for establishing soybean stands....

 

Strategic Culling Vital During Drought

Weather forecasts predict worsening drought conditions in the northern Great Plains for the 2021 growing season, which is bad news for cattle producers. Many cattle operations will find themselves...

 

Noxious, Troublesome Weeds Spread Through Manure

Using manure as fertilizer can lead to the spread of noxious and troublesome weeds. "It is a known fact that weed seeds pass unharmed through the digestive tracts of ruminant animals (cattle,...

 

Calf Losses Before Birth A Concern

Calf abortions can be a major concern for cattle producers. An abortion is the discharge of the fetus prior to the end of the normal gestation period, according to Gerald Stokka, North Dakota State...

 

Rain and Snow Observers Needed to Better Assess N.D. Drought

A statewide citizen science network is looking for volunteers for rain and snow reporting in North Dakota. These observers will measure rainfall, snowfall and snow depth as part of the Community...

 

Tile Drainage Webinar Set for March 25

Producers and others will have an opportunity to learn more about tile drainage during an online tile drainage design and management webinar North Dakota State University Extension is holding from...

 

NDSU Extension Updates Sunflower Production Guide

North Dakota growers continue to be the No. 1 producers of sunflowers in the U.S., harvesting 715,000 acres of the crop in 2020. Sunflowers are harvested for oil, confection uses and bird food. Each...

 

Winter Calving Requires Diligence

Winter and early spring calving can lead to health risks for the newborns, North Dakota State University Extension livestock specialists caution. This winter's mild weather has created calving...

 

Canola Getting It Right Production Update Set for March 16

Producers and crop advisers will have an opportunity to learn more about canola production during the Getting it Right in Canola Production online conference that North Dakota State University Extensi...

 

Soybean Production Update Set for Feb. 17

Soybean producers and crop advisers will have an opportunity to learn about soybean production management issues during the 2021 Getting it Right in Soybean Production online conference that North Dakota State University Extension, with support from...

 

Projected Crop Profits for 2021 Improved From 2020

The North Dakota State University Extension projected crop budgets for 2021 are available for the state’s producers, says Ron Haugen, NDSU Extension farm management specialist. The 2021 projected profits vary by region and crop. “The budgets are...

 

Pledge Your Heart to 4-H on Giving Hearts Day

On Feb. 11, the North Dakota 4-H Foundation will participate in the Dakota Medical Foundation's annual Giving Hearts Day, a 24-hour online fundraising event for charities in North Dakota and...

 

Dry Weather Decreases Risk For Wheat Midge In 2021

Soil samples in North Dakota indicate lower levels of overwintering wheat midge larvae (cocoons) for the 2021 season, says Janet Knodel, North Dakota State University Extension entomologist. A total...

 

NDSU Offers Updated Crop Compare Program for 2021

North Dakota State University Extension has updated the Crop Compare program, which is a spreadsheet designed to compare cropping alternatives. The program uses the direct costs and yields from the...

 

Virtual Irrigation Workshop Set for Dec. 15-16

Irrigation provides more consistent crop production on a year-to-year basis, allows growth of longer-season crops, diversifies the farm enterprise and provides a consistent supply of forage for animal...

 

Oliver, McKenzie County Teams Win 4-H Range Judging Contest

The Oliver County 4-H range judging team placed first in the senior division of the North Dakota 4-H and FFA range judging contest at Center. Team members are Breanna Hosman, Hebron; Olivia Klein,...

 

Keep Palmer Amaranth From Spreading

North Dakota producers need to be vigilant about keeping Palmer amaranth, a particular noxious weed, off their land, according to North Dakota State University Extension specialists. This weed has...

 

Oliver, McKenzie County Teams Win 4-H Range Judging Contest

The Oliver County 4-H range judging team placed first in the senior division of the North Dakota 4-H and FFA range judging contest at Center. Team members are Breanna Hosman, Hebron; Olivia Klein, Max, and Reanna Schmidt, Katie Frank, Breanna...

 

Early Weaning, A Management Tool

Rainfall ranks as one of the most important factors that influence ranchers' management decisions, according to North Dakota State University Extension specialists. This year is no different. Parts of...

 

Grazing/Harvesting Rule Change An Opportunity For Farmers, Ranchers

Changes in federal grazing and harvesting rules on prevented-planting acres could help North Dakota livestock producers in select counties replenish forage supplies, or at least offset shortages in...

 

NDSU Extension Co-Hosting Aging Well Webinar Aug. 14

The third in a four-part webinar series hosted by gerontologists from North Dakota State University Extension and South Dakota State University Extension will take place on August 14. It will discuss...

 

Proper Timing of Pasture Turnout Critical for Drought Recovery

North Dakota's drought-stressed pastures, especially pastures stressed during the fall of 2017, should receive special care this spring to help them recover from the drought, North Dakota State...

 

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