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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...

 

NDSU Extension Releases Pulse Crop Insect Diagnostic Series

Pulse crop producers have a new tool to help them identify insect pests that attack chickpeas, field peas and lentils in the major pulse-growing areas of the U.S. The new "Pulse Crop Insect...

 

2018 Western Crop and Pest Management School Set in Williston

Farmers, crop scouts, agronomists and other agricultural professionals will have an opportunity to enhance their pest identification and management skills at the North Dakota State University Extension Service’s 2018 Western Crop and Pest...

 

2018 Wheat Midge Forecast Lowest on Record

Soil samples in North Dakota indicate low levels of overwintering wheat midge larvae (cocoons) for the 2018 season, according to Janet Knodel, North Dakota State University Extension Service...

 

Keep Stored Grain Cool During Spring and Summer

Keeping stored grain cool is important as outdoor temperatures fluctuate and eventually start to warm this spring, a North Dakota State University Extension Service grain storage expert advises. "Not...

 

2018 Western Crop and Pest Management School Set in Williston

Farmers, crop scouts, agronomists and other agricultural professionals will have an opportunity to enhance their pest identification and management skills at the North Dakota State University...

 

NDSU Sets Best of the Best Meetings

Five Best of the Best in Wheat and Soybean Research and Marketing meetings have been set for Grand Forks, Moorhead, Minn., Dickinson, Williston and Minot. The first series of meetings will focus on...

 

Rural Leadership North Dakota Selects 8th Class

Rural Leadership North Dakota's eighth class includes farmers, a rancher, farm assistance program representatives, business owners, city and county officials, health care and bank personnel, a...

 

Corn Harvest, Drying, Storage Challenging This Year

Each year brings challenges for crop production, and this year's drought and cool August will have a big impact on North Dakota's corn production, North Dakota State University Extension Service grain...

 

NDSU Extension Transforms Lives Through Education

Six years ago, about the time Vawnita Best gave up a 15-year career involving extensive travel to stay at home to raise her then-2-year-old son and help her husband build their registered Angus herd, she was accepted into the North Dakota State...

 

Anthrax May be a Danger to N.D. Livestock

Anthrax could be a risk to livestock in North Dakota this year, North Dakota State University Extension Service veterinarian Gerald Stokka warns. Very dry conditions, which North Dakota experienced...

 

N.D. 4-H Adding Participation Fee to Offset Funding Cuts

To maintain the North Dakota 4-H program in the face of budget cuts, 4-H will implement a $20-per-year state-level program fee for participation. The fee helps fill the gap left by declining state funding, according to Brad Cogdill, chair of the Nort...

 

Keep Stored Grain Cool, Dry During Summer

Stored grain needs to be cool and dry during summer storage, a North Dakota State University Extension Service grain-drying expert says. “Cold or cool grain has been safely stored through the summer for many years,” notes Ken Hellevang, an...

 

Williston Research Extension Center and MonDak Ag Showcase Field Days Set

The North Dakota State University Williston Research Extension Center (WREC) will showcase dryland agronomy and horticulture at its annual field day on July 13 and host an irrigation field day on...

 

Options Available for Pasture Weed Control

Yellow patches of leafy spurge are beginning to pop up in road ditches across North Dakota. "Leafy spurge is the most recognized noxious weed in the state, infesting approximately 746,183 acres,...

 

Manage Cattle for Success With Estrus Synchronization and Artificial Insemination

Using estrus synchronization and artificial insemination to control breeding in cattle has several benefits, according to North Dakota State University livestock experts. "Artificial insemination...

 

Minimize Consequences of Poor Body Condition at Calving

A cow herd's nutrient requirements are greatest from immediately after calving through peak milk production. "Inadequate nutrition during this time may have immediate impacts in terms of lower calf bi...

 

Lice in Cattle a Problem

Many North Dakota ranchers are faced with a continual lice infestation in their herd this winter, even though they have treated their cattle. “Some have even treated more than once and are still seeing the effects of lice in their livestock,” say...

 

2 Hot Spots for N.D. Wheat Midge Populations in 2017

Soil samples in North Dakota indicate low levels of overwintering wheat midge larvae (cocoons) for the 2017 season, according to Janet Knodel, North Dakota State University Extension Service...

 

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