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Handling Hydraulic Hoses Requires Extra Caution In Winter

Extreme cold temperatures throughout the winter months can cause challenges to hydraulic hose lines in tractors and machinery. "The temperature of a piece of machinery can fluctuate from -20º F to...

 

2023 Field-To-Fork Weekly Webinars Scheduled To Begin Feb. 15

North Dakota State University Extension again will host the Field to Fork Wednesday Weekly Webinar series starting in February. Experts from across the region will provide information about growing, preserving and preparing specialty-crop fruits and...

 

Coccidiosis Affecting Calves In North Dakota

Ranchers in North Dakota have been observing calves showing signs of coccidiosis this fall and winter, according to Gerald Stokka, North Dakota State University Extension’s veterinarian. Coccidiosis is an intestinal disease that affects several...

 

Forage Testing Is Good Management

All living things require nutrients for survival. The most basic of these are protein, energy, vitamins, minerals and water. Testing forage and feed for nutrient quality helps ranchers ensure they are meeting nutrient requirements for optimum beef...

 

Popular Herbicides No Longer Control Kochia In Some Areas

A North Dakota State University study showed that some kochia populations in western North Dakota likely have developed resistance to commonly used preplant burndown herbicides. For many years,...

 

Extend Grazing Season With Corn Stalks

Grazing corn stalks is one way for farmers and ranchers to reduce the cost of wintering beef cows. However, "grazing corn stalks" is a bit misleading, as cattle shouldn't be forced to graze the stalk...

 

Warm, Dry Conditions Increase Risk Of Combine Fires

Row crop harvest is in full swing across North Dakota, with many crops near harvest completion. Weather conditions have been warm and dry, allowing producers to harvest crops without the pressure to...

 

NDSU Extension Offers Advice For Conditioning Too-Dry Soybeans

Warm, dry weather can result in soybeans being too dry at harvest. "The soybeans lose weight and become brittle, increasing the potential for handling damage when they are too dry," North Dakota...

 

Now Is The Time To Estimate Winter Hay Needs

Harvested forages are a critical component of winter feeding programs for many of North Dakota's cattle herds. "Conducting a hay inventory now will give producers a good idea of possible deficiencies...

 

North Dakota Lamb & Wool Convention Set

The North Dakota Lamb and Wool Producers Association will host their annual convention on Friday, Oct. 7 and Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Roughrider Hotel, Medora. On Friday, the event starts with golfing...

 

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Returns To North Dakota

With a recent positive case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in North Dakota, North Dakota State University Extension specialists continue to encourage biosecurity practices for bird...

 

Consider Planting Winter Wheat This Year

“There is increased interest in planting winter wheat this year and for good reason,” says Clair Keene, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension agronomist. “With many prevent plant acres in the state, good soil moisture heading into the...

 

Sen. Hoeven Announces Partnership Between NDSU, USDA ARS and Grand Farm

U.S. Sen. John Hoeven announced a federal appropriation that will develop a partnership between North Dakota State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service and...

 

NDSU's Soybean Iron Chlorosis Ratings Available

North Dakota State University's soybean breeding program conducts research every growing season on the tolerance of soybean varieties to iron deficiency chlorosis (IDC). "If farmers had IDC in their...

 

Consider Planting Winter Wheat This Year

"There is increased interest in planting winter wheat this year and for good reason," says Clair Keene, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension agronomist. "With many prevent plant acres in...

 

Williston Research Extension Center Field Days Set

Field Days at North Dakota State University's Williston Research Extension Center (WREC) are set for July 13 and 14. The annual dryland agronomy and horticulture field day will be held Wednesday,...

 

Monitor Moisture Content Of Rain-damaged Hay

Weather conditions this spring and summer and much needed rainfall have lifted North Dakota out of drought conditions. Temperatures have been mild with a lot of cloudy and overcast days. These...

 

Protect Cattle from Heat Stress

Extreme temperatures are expected to hit many parts of North Dakota this week, increasing the potential for heat stress in cattle, warns Karl Hoppe, North Dakota State University livestock systems...

 

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Confirmed In Wild & Domestic Birds In North Dakota

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was confirmed in a wild snow goose in North Dakota on March 24 and in a non-commercial, backyard chicken flock in Kidder County. The North Dakota Game and...

 

NDSU Extension to Host Livestock Drought Outlook Webinars

Currently 36% of North Dakota is experiencing some level of drought as drought conditions continue to persist in the western part of the state. “Drought impacts are at the forefront of many rancher’s minds as we head into the 2022 grazing...

 

Livestock Water Challenges Expected to Continue in 2022

Access to adequate, good quality water will continue to be a challenge for ranchers in North Dakota this spring, according to North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension livestock environmental ste...

 

NDSU Extension Projects Commodity Prices For 2022

Planning for the future can be a very frustrating process especially in times of market volatility. Planning typically pays high dividends. For most farm and ranch managers, developing realistic...

 

Farmers Should Make ARC-PLC Election Decisions By March 15

Farmers can elect coverage and enroll in crop-by-crop Agricultural Risk Coverage-County (ARC-CO) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs within each Farm Service Agency (FSA) farm unit, or...

 

NDSU Extension, FSA To Host ARC/PLC & NAP Webinar

Farmers will have the opportunity to learn more about the upcoming Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) election and the decisions the programs entail during a webinar that...

 

2021 Harvest Bowl Celebrates County Agriculturists

The success, dedication and hard work of outstanding agriculturists in 53 counties in North Dakota and 10 counties in Minnesota were honored during the 47th annual Harvest Bowl program at North...

 

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