Wheat lost ground big last week on improving conditions. The Wheat Quality Tour is estimating a much better than expected winter wheat crop while crop conditions in the Northern Plains have been close to ideal.
Aster leafhoppers are uncommon in North Dakota — so uncommon that Janet Knodel, North Dakota State University Extension Service entomologist, is drawing on a 1932 paper for information on how to fight them.
MINOT, N.D. – In his 40 years of farming, Jim McCullough has seen a lot. Last year, the Regan, N.D,, producer battled a wet spring, hail and crop disease that fungicide applications couldn’t prevent. “It wasn’t an easy year,” he said. Now, with spring planting inching closer, McCullough said he’s “kind of optimistic” about the 2012 crop. “Inputs are getting up there a little bit, but I think we can have a good year.”
FARGO, N.D. — The federal crop insurance program enjoys widespread, growing support as a risk management tool, officials say. They also say the program must continue to evolve to meet the needs of agricultural producers.
The heavy snow over the past winter was not enough to put some fields out of the danger of drought, re-searchers said.
At the Agricultural Research Center in Mandan, 100 inches of snow was recorded in test fields. While one field showed moisture at least 4 feet deep, another field a few feet away showed moisture only about 2 1/2 feet deep.
Would you even think for a second about skipping fertilizer on your corn ground? I doubt it. If a recent soil test suggests you need fertilizer or lime on hay and pastureland, economics of production indicates that the return to fertilizer application on your hay and pasture ground is even greater than that for corn acreage.
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