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Zero-till group to hold workshop in ND
Zero tillage, once outside the mainstream of Northern Plains agriculture, is now a widely used farming practice.
Thursday, January, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers need to adopt sustainable practices
While the agricultural sector has been strong economically, ecological costs of over-tilling, excess fertilizer and other modern practices are adding up.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US Midwestern farmers fighting explosion of ‘superweeds’
Farmers in important crop-growing states should consider the environmentally unfriendly practice of deeply tilling fields to fight a growing problem with invasive “superweeds” that resist herbicides and choke crop yields, agricultural experts said this week.
Wednesday, July, 23, 2014 - - News

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Gardening for self sufficiency
I grew up with a garden, not that I was always appreciative of the fact or thrilled with the idea of pulling weeds or picking beans. I did like the tilling. Like most young boys, the tiller with its noisy gas motor and the ability to power pulverize dirt and old plants and weeds had its allure.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Dry weather helps ND harvest but cold ends tilling
Dry weather over the past week helped North Dakota’s harvest, but below-freezing temperatures put a stop to fall tillage.
Tuesday, November, 26, 2013 - - News

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Interest grows in tillage
A wet cycle and more corn acres helped cause the increase.
Monday, November, 11, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Corn 'N' calculator released
Dave Franzen, a North Dakota State University Extension Service soil scientist, in late April completed a major recalculation of nitrogen recommendations for corn and posted it on his website.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Flax potential exists in SD
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Today, only about 7,000 acres in South Dakota are planted with flax seed. This is a large change from the mid-1980s when South Dakota produced close to 100,000 acres of flax and was one of the largest producers in the U.S., according to Ruth Beck, South Dakota State University Extension agronomy field specialist.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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New SD plant prompts field pea discussion
A lot of discussion has swirled in South Dakota this winter about field peas and other pulse crops such as chickpeas and lentils because of the construction of a processing plant near Harrold, S.D. If you are thinking about growing field peas in 2014, Ruth Beck, South Dakota State University Extension agronomy field specialist has some tips to share.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - - News

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FFA members optimistic about farming
The opportunity for success is strong.
Monday, December, 02, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Conservation officials recommend windbreaks
Curtis Zerface remembers when farmers routinely planted windbreaks to protect their fields. But times and farming practices have changed. Reflecting the regionwide trend, no windbreaks were planted in North Dakota’s Traill County in 2012 or 2013, and interest in them remains negligible this spring, says Zerface, the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s district conservationist for the county.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Deere profit beats estimates
Higher equipment prices raises net income.
Monday, November, 25, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Soil erosion evident by black snow
BROOKINGS, S.D. — According to Anthony Bly, South Dakota State University Extension soils field specialist, there is more soil on top of the melting snow drifts this year than in previous years.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - - News

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Minn. research center partners with NRCS to support pollinator health
Across the U.S., honeybee colonies have been dying off dramatically, and the effects of colony collapse disorder could have major impacts on the food we eat.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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U of M soil researchers seek to understand life in earth
Jay Bell, a soil science professor at the U of M, wants you to know this isn’t just dirt. It holds great beauty — “Isn’t this gorgeous?” he says at one point. “For me, I have pictures of soil hanging on my wall because that’s like artwork.” Art perhaps, but the science of soil can have far-reaching effects, including climate change.
Friday, May, 23, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Interest in soil health grows in Upper midwest
Jerry Sikorski, a pilot and farmer, saw from the air years ago how erosion was hurting U.S. farmland. That led the veteran Ekalaka, Mont., producer to search for ways to protect his own soil.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA to focus $35 million in Prairie Pothole region
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it will spend an extra $1.5 million annually to complete wetland determinations for farmers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Montana.
Friday, February, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Making plant disease management decisions
The key is to plan ahead.
Monday, November, 25, 2013 - SDSU Extension Service - News

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ND research farm marks anniversary
Ed Hauf remembers when most farmers in his part of the world grew only wheat and barley. He also remembers when most crop rotations there included summer fallow, or keeping a field out of production, generally one year in three.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Large swatch of southwest ND cropland left unseeded
MOTT, N.D. - As much as 25 percent of cropland in parts of southwest North Dakota remains unseeded due to wet conditions that have lingered since late May.
Friday, June, 13, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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