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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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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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Drought tolerance, rotation benefits in sorghum
BROOKINGS, S.D. — With advances in corn genetics to increase drought tolerance, and the adoption of glyphosate-resistant corn, many farmers might ask, “Why should I grow grain sorghum?” Bob Fanning, South Dakota State University Extension plant pathology field specialist, has the answer.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - - 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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Basics of soil health
There’s no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to improving the soil health of Upper Midwest farms
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Creating greener dairies
Cows stand patiently in a tent-like chamber at a research farm in western Wisconsin, waiting for their breath to be tested.
Monday, September, 16, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Free soil testing at Big Iron
North Dakota State University Extension Service soil health specialists will test producers’ soil for salinity on Sept. 11 at the Big Iron farm show at the West Fargo, N.D., Fairgrounds.
Tuesday, September, 10, 2013 - - News

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Glyphosate-resistant horseweed found in SD
BROOKINGS, S.D. — In 2010, glyphosate-resistant horseweed or marestail was identified in South Dakota, which did not come as a big surprise to plant scientists explains Paul Johnson, South Dakota State University Extension agronomy field specialist.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - - 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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SD No. 1 in sunflower production
In 2013, South Dakotans planted 617,000 acres of sunflowers. No other state came close to this number of acres. North Dakota was second, planting fewer than 500,000 acres of sunflowers in 2013. Sunflowers have been a successful and profitable crop for many South Dakota farmers.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - - 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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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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Battling herbicide-resistant weeds
For nearly a decade, cotton growers have been battling to save crops from the ravages of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri).
Monday, December, 16, 2013 - - 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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