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Pesticide drift a risk in spraying
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture wants to remind pesticide applicators of drift risk during this spraying season.
Tuesday, April, 14, 2015 - South Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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Beet growers can cut spray costs
FARGO, N.D. — Sugar beet farmers in the region face lower profitability in 2015 than they did in the previous few years, and science is trying to help them save money while keeping production high.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Colombia president to call for suspension of coca plant spraying
BOGOTA - Colombia's president will ask the government to suspend aerial fumigation of coca plants used to make cocaine, he said on Saturday, amid signs the weed killer used may cause cancer, a decision which could complicate the country's war on drugs.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Potato giant finds fewer pesticides please consumers
Helicopters once buzzed across R.D Offutt’s massive potato farms here, spraying fungicide about every five days. It’s how the potato industry did business, but not anymore.
Tuesday, August, 12, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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150-foot telescoping unit is biggest in class
WEST FARGO, N.D. — The Big Iron Farm Show this year offered a look at Big Aluminum — Boyd Ag LLC’s telescoping, long, light spray booms that allow farmers to conserve fuel and labor.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Man sues for $2.5 million over burn accident at American Crystal
An Illinois man has sued American Crystal Sugar Co. and a construction company after he was severely burned and disfigured while he said he was trapped under an umbrella-shaped spray of scalding beet juice coming from a 25,000-gallon container.
Thursday, December, 04, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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UAV systems could benefit ag, but questions remain
Excitement surrounds the potential use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in South Dakota’s agricultural industry. This technology could be used to fly over pastures and check cows or to take aerial surveys of crops and spray pesticide accordingly.
Sunday, April, 19, 2015 - - News

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Rains affect U.S. hard red winter wheat
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Rains continue to plague the U.S. hard red winter wheat crop, and analysts are lowering their production estimates. Given the continuous rains, it is very hard to get on the fields to spray in a timely fashion.
Tuesday, June, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Executives ready for Big Iron
FARGO, N.D. — When it comes to spraying, at least one company wants you to think Fast. Cody Fast is chief financial officer of Fast Manufacturing Inc. in Mountain Lake, Minn. The company will display its wares at Big Iron Sept. 9 to 11 at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo, N.D.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Gene-modified wheat at center of row fails to repel aphids
A genetically engineered wheat that gives off a special smell designed to repel aphids has flopped in field-scale tests, underscoring the difficulty of harnessing the controversial technology.
Thursday, June, 25, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Pilot uninjured as aerial sprayer crash-lands in Minn.
An aerial sprayer crash-landed Tuesday afternoon in a cornfield southeast of Kerkhoven, Minn., the Swift County Sheriff’s Office reported. Investigati
Thursday, August, 21, 2014 - - News

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Chemicals continue to affect wildlife
R.D. Offutt has said it’s fixing the pesticide problem and has taken care of the situation, I credit them with recognizing the problem, but it is far from solved.
Monday, November, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Don Kinzler Q&A: Maple trees sensitive to planting depth
Q. We have two maple trees in our front and back yards. I noticed last fall that the bark had split on the trunk of one tree. I was worried that it would have problems this spring, but it is fully leafed to the end of every branch. Do I need to be concerned, and is there anything I should be doing about the trunk? -- David Flakker, Fargo
Monday, June, 08, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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EPA approves Dow’s Enlist herbicide for GMO soy, corn
The Environmental Protection Agency gave final approval on Oct. 15 to a new herbicide developed by Dow AgroSciences that has faced broad opposition, ordering a series of restrictions to address potential environmental and health hazards.
Wednesday, October, 15, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Broccoli and big ag share space on Red River Valley farm
Spring means nonstop activity at Kragnes Family Farms, where David Kragnes and his son Ben are putting corn seed in a planter in the farmyard.
Tuesday, May, 05, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio - News

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Herbicide-resistant weeds a growing problem for farmers
A growing problem is creeping up among crops throughout North Dakota and Minnesota. Some weeds have become resistant to the herbicides used to control them. In some parts of the country, growers have lost their farms because they didn’t act in time and the weeds got so out of hand, says Rich Zollinger, North Dakota State University Extension Service weed specialist.
Friday, July, 18, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Tests show pesticide levels within safe parameters
More than half of food tested by the U.S. government for pesticide residues last year showed detectable levels of pesticides, though most were within levels the government considers to be safe, according to a report issued Dec. 19 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Up, up, away and gone
TOWNER, N.D. — One of the new, exciting developments in agriculture is the potential for unmanned aerial systems to give farmers and ranchers a bird’s-eye view of what’s going on with their plants and animals.
Monday, July, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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DuPont buying microbiome firm, seeks edge in emerging crop products
DuPont is buying a California-based microbiome discovery company for development of biological crop products, a move that the chemical and crop company hopes will give it an edge in an emerging agricultural market.
Wednesday, April, 22, 2015 - Reuters - News

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DuPont buying microbiome firm, seeks edge in emerging crop products
DuPont is buying a California-based microbiome discovery company for development of biological crop products, a move that the chemical and crop company hopes will give it an edge in an emerging agricultural market.
Thursday, April, 23, 2015 - Reuters - News

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