Red River Valley Fairgrounds hosts agricultural expo next week
WEST FARGO – With robotic farm equipment and laser-guided tractors on tap, this year’s Big Iron Farm Show at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo will give visitors a glimpse into the future.
Dickinson farmer Charlie Noyce will concede that goats are not the easiest livestock to raise, given that the animal comes with quite the list of annoyances for farmers.
But after raising goats for more than 30 years with help from his wife, Cyndi, Noyce said once people get around goats and understand that the animals have some quarks and a unique personality, it is hard for people not to develop a soft spot for them.
Herbicides may leave residues in the soil after a drought, and it is important for growers to be aware of this and what they can do to prevent carryover to next year’s crop. Herbicides break down in the soil primarily through microbial activity and, for atrazine and some residual SU herbicides, through chemical processes. Microbial activity and herbicide degradation is greatest when soils are moist during the growing season.
Christina Rittenbach: NDSU Extension Service
, August 15, 2012
One can see why change is difficult. At the Dickinson Research Extension Center, the cows are finishing the calving season. However, this year, calving was in early June, not late April. Like most producers, keeping track of the cows and calves is important, but the pens are now pastures and the calves are fast. However, it works and, to date, 200-plus calves are enjoying summer.
Kris Ringwall, NDSU Extension Service
, June 22, 2012
Kulm man heads National Corn Growers Association
KULM, N.D. – For Bart Schott, the seal of approval came in the form of a friendly jab from longtime Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley. Grassley asked Schott – in more colorful terms – how the heck a North Dakotan got to be the head of the National Corn Growers Association.
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