It’s not unusual for William Ferguson to start planting his spring wheat in March. The Witten, S.D., farmer, who began planting in mid-March this year, is in a section of south-central South Dakota where early planting is fairly common.
With spring planting creeping closer, area farmers are concentrating on the 2012 crop. But they should give a little attention to stored grain from last year’s crop, a North Dakota State University Extension Service official says.
Keith Deutsch knows that part of his job is promoting his crop. He knows he needs to be realistic, too. “It just doesn’t look too good for this spring,” says Deutsch. a Plaza, N.D., farmer and president of the U.S. Durum Growers Association. “It may sound strange for someone from the association to be saying that.” But Deutsch and other area durum boosters say they have to acknowledge the obvious.
Think “Big Iron in the winter” with emphasis on small grains, potatoes, soybeans and dry beans. The 11th annual International Crop Expo will be held Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 15-16, at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, N.D.
FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota soybean producers interested in intensive soybean management should plan to attend one of three Getting it Right meetings scheduled in North Dakota in Langdon, Oakes and Jamestown.
NDSU Agriculture Communication
January 16, 2012
North Dakota State University Extension Service faculty and staff will discuss soybean research and 2010 production from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 27 in the City Auditorium in Park River, N.D. It’s free and open to the public.
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