Grain Storage: Difficult Harvest Creates More Bin Hazards Feb 12, 2020

🕔Feb 12, 2020
Because of difficult harvest conditions last fall, grain may have been stored with higher than normal moisture content, which could pose a danger to anyone working around the grain. “High-moisture […]

Grain Storage: Natural-Air Drying, Truth vs. Myth Jan 22, 2020

🕔Jan 22, 2020
The moisture content and temperature of grain play a big role in how long that grain can be stored without significant deterioration. Air drying is one way to reduce the […]

Corn: How Does Grain Drying Affect Test Weights? Dec 2, 2019

🕔Dec 2, 2019
Poor growing and harvesting conditions this year have North Dakota producers concerned about the test weight of their corn. “Many factors influence the measured test weight of corn, including the […]

North Dakota Livestock: Don’t Be Tempted to Graze Unharvested Soybeans Nov 4, 2019

🕔Nov 4, 2019
Producers should not introduce hungry cattle to unharvested soybean fields, according to a North Dakota State University Extension livestock specialist. “Ammonia toxicity is a threat to cattle that overconsume soybeans,” […]

North Dakota: Wheat Still in Fields Raises Concerns Oct 11, 2019

🕔Oct 11, 2019
Heavy rainfall or snow has prevented wheat from being harvested in parts of North Dakota this fall, leaving producers wondering what to do with their crops. Vomitoxin is one of […]

North Plains Soybeans: Drying, Storage Could Be Challenging Oct 11, 2019

🕔Oct 11, 2019
A challenging soybean harvest this fall is raising many storage and drying questions, according to Ken Hellevang, an agricultural engineer with North Dakota State University Extension. According to the National […]

North Dakota Corn: Expect High-Moisture Crop at Harvest Oct 11, 2019

🕔Oct 11, 2019
A killing frost is expected within a few days in North Dakota, which will end corn development. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, 84% of […]

Grain Storage: Monitor Moisture Content, Temperature to Avoid Losses Mar 13, 2019

🕔Mar 13, 2019
As outdoor temperatures increase, stored grain requires attention to prevent losses, says Ken Hellevang, North Dakota State University Extension agricultural engineer and grain drying expert. The stored grain temperature increases […]

North Dakota: Palmer Pigweed Spreads to 4 More Counties Oct 26, 2018

🕔Oct 26, 2018
Palmer amaranth has been confirmed in four more North Dakota counties. The very aggressive, hard-to-control weed first was found in a row-crop field in McIntosh County this summer. The other […]

North Dakota Soybeans: Enhancing Storage Starts With Harvest Moisture Aug 31, 2018

🕔Aug 31, 2018
Harvest timing can have a huge impact on soybean shatter losses and storability, according to North Dakota State University Extension agricultural engineer Ken Hellevang. “Field losses, splits and cracked seed […]

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