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North Dakota Soybeans: Avoid Loss During Harvesting, Drying, Storage

North Dakota Soybeans: Avoid Loss During Harvesting, Drying, Storage

👤By Ellen Crawford, North Dakota State University 🕔Oct 18, 2017

Harvest timing can have a huge impact on soybean shatter losses, according to North Dakota State University Extension Service agricultural engineer Ken Hellevang. “Field losses, splits and cracked seed coats increase as moisture content decreases,” he says. “Shatter losses have

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North Dakota Corn: Harvest, Drying, Storage Challenging This Year

North Dakota Corn: Harvest, Drying, Storage Challenging This Year Updated

👤By Ellen Crawford, North Dakota State University 🕔Oct 16, 2017

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 drying expert Ken Hellevang warns. Much of eastern North

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North Dakota: 8 Farm/Ranch Legacy Planning Workshops Set, Nov. – Jan.

North Dakota: 8 Farm/Ranch Legacy Planning Workshops Set, Nov. – Jan.

👤By Ellen Crawford, North Dakota State University 🕔Oct 11, 2017

After many good years in agriculture, some retirement-age farmers and ranchers may be thinking that now is a good time to exit the industry while letting the next generation shoulder the brunt of uncertainty in today’s agricultural environment. “Preparing the

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North Dakota: Long-Term Grain Storage Requires Good Management

North Dakota: Long-Term Grain Storage Requires Good Management

👤By Ellen Crawford, North Dakota State University 🕔Oct 10, 2017

The amount of grain in storage in North Dakota continues to increase. Corn stocks on Sept. 1 were up 161 percent from 2016. Of that, 54 million bushels are stored on North Dakota farms, which is a 315 percent increase.

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North Dakota Livestock: Herbicides May Restrict Crop Use as Feed

North Dakota Livestock: Herbicides May Restrict Crop Use as Feed

👤By Ellen Crawford, North Dakota State University 🕔Aug 21, 2017

Some producers are turning to small-grain crops as feed for their livestock because this year’s drought is causing a severe shortage of grass and hay. However, herbicides applied to those small-grain crops may make them unusable as livestock feed. “Most

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Wheat: North Dakota Drought Increases Abandoned Fields, Low Yields – DTN

Wheat: North Dakota Drought Increases Abandoned Fields, Low Yields – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter, and Mary Kennedy, DTN Cash Grains Analyst 🕔Jul 28, 2017

The effects of North Dakota’s extreme drought conditions remained visible as the Hard Spring Wheat and Durum Tour ventured through central, north-central and northwest regions of the state Wednesday. Crop scouts visited 225 fields and calculated an average overall yield

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North Dakota: 2 Upcoming Corn Management Workshops, July 25, 26

North Dakota: 2 Upcoming Corn Management Workshops, July 25, 26

👤By Kelli Armbruster, North Dakota State University Extension 🕔Jul 19, 2017

The North Dakota State University Extension Service will host two one-day workshops on corn management July 25 and 26. The July 25 workshop will be held near Minot at the North Central Research Extension Center (REC). The July 26 workshop

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North Dakota Drought: Possible Grain Seed Shortage Coming

North Dakota Drought: Possible Grain Seed Shortage Coming

👤By Kelli Armbruster, North Dakota State University Extension 🕔Jul 18, 2017

Farmers should be mindful of escalating drought conditions and the outlook for seed supplies for 2018 planting, says Ken Bertsch, North Dakota’s state seed commissioner. North Dakota State Seed Department personnel are taking calls on a daily basis from farmers

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North Dakota Drought: 75% of State Suffers – Yield Estimates Falling – DTN

North Dakota Drought: 75% of State Suffers – Yield Estimates Falling – DTN

👤By Mary Kennedy DTN Cash Grains Analyst 🕔Jul 18, 2017

In my first drought story earlier in June, much of the focus was on the poor condition of the wheat and durum crops. While that is still the case, with both of those crops in worse shape since then, the

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North Dakota Wheat: Severe Cutworm Infestations in Southwest of State

North Dakota Wheat: Severe Cutworm Infestations in Southwest of State

👤By Janet Knodel, North Dakota State University 🕔Jun 5, 2017

Severe feeding injury and significant stand loss (several acres per field) from cutworms have been observed in canola, spring wheat, field peas and forages in southwest North Dakota this spring. The photographs emailed to me show that the army cutworm

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