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FARGO, N.D. – Taking her work to a global scale, Abbey Wick, NDSU associate professor and Extension soil health specialist, has accepted a position with Syngenta beginning in June. Her position will be leading the global soil health education program for Syngenta geared toward agronomist tra…
Waterhemp began emerging in the Fargo area in mid-May, indicating eastern North Dakota farmers are in for another year of battling the challenging weed and keeping their fields clean.
Busch Light Corn Cans, limited-edition cans with corn on the can, are being released again this year to support U.S. farmers and Farm Rescue.
With a stretch of warm temperatures and sunny skies in May, producers across the state are catching up to normal progress after a late start this spring.
Dan Wogsland, executive director of the North Dakota Grain Growers Association (NDGGA), will retire June 1 after nearly 19 years with the organization.
Short-term buying of U.S. corn in Mexico will not be affected by the recent trade issues, according to Frayne Olson, NDSU Extension crop economist and marketing specialist.
Planting is well underway in western North Dakota after warm weather the first week in May, especially field peas and spring wheat, while many in the eastern regions are just starting to plant their spring crops or spread fertilizer that didn’t get in due to the snow last fall.
Producers in North Dakota/Minnesota are making decisions for a successful soybean planting in May.
The North Dakota Corn Utilization Council (NDCUC) will be able to provide grant funding to other corn groups, especially to the North Dakota Corn Growers Association (NDCGA).
With the inconsistent start to spring in terms of weather conditions and temperatures, farmers around the region have been preparing for a late and wet start to planting season as they continue to wait to get into the fields.
Some 25 states in the nation had wheat growers that participated in the National Wheat Yield Contest (NWYC), hosted by the National Wheat Foundation, last year. Now in its eighth year, the contest receives about 350 entries every year.
Farmers anxious to get started with spring planting may face a number of challenges due to the weather, including wet soils and determining nutrient management after drought. Handling these conditions takes some consideration, but new growing strategies are available.
Grasshoppers caused problems in corn, soybeans, small grains and other crops in 2022, but there’s a new insecticide called Vantacor from FMC Corporation with a new mode of action (Group 28 diamides) that should help producers, according to Janet Knodel, NDSU professor and Extension entomologist.
As spring wheat planting season approaches in southwestern North Dakota, third-generation farmer Chris Carlson has been slowly watching as the snow melts outside. Like other growers in the region, he is anxious to get out and start up the planter this spring.
According to Janet Knodel, NDSU professor and Extension entomologist, “The Handy Bt Table” from Michigan State University and Texas A&M University can help farmers make decisions regarding corn fields infested with corn rootworm and European corn borer.
Corn rootworms and the European corn borer are economic pests in field corn in North Dakota, and the “Handy BT Table” from Texas A&M can help with decisions, according to Jan Knodel, NDSU professor and Extension entomologist.
MADISON, Minn. – When Rick Clark, a fifth-generation farmer from Indiana, came to Lac qui Parle County (Minn.) to talk soil health, three local farmers joined him on a panel.
Williamsport, Ind., farmer Rick Clark uses no seed treatments, no starter fertilizer, no commercial nitrogen, phosphorus, or potassium, no herbicide, no fungicides and no insecticide on 7,000 acres.
While last year was a challenging year for sugarbeets in the Red River Valley, beet co-op growers in North Dakota and Minnesota are already planning ahead for this year’s spring planting – even as snow is still melting and flooding could occur in some areas.
Farmers surveying their fields before planting may come across weeds they haven’t seen before or once their crop starts to emerge they may notice damage from residual herbicides. Identifying both the weed and the chemical used can be challenging.
Dan Humburg, former faculty member at South Dakota State University (SDSU), who has researched the reason for combine fires when cutting sunflowers, spoke about fire prevention during the recent North Dakota State University Getting it Right sunflower production conference.
Spring planting is right around the corner, and with that comes the possibility of wireworms invading grower’s fields and impacting yields.
MINOT, N.D. – Beagle Hill Organic Farm, a four-acre farm outside Minot, started off as a home garden for Paul and Cheryl Lepp. While Cheryl raised the flower garden, Paul grew and stored the family vegetables – even before he retired.
An increase in demand from pet owners for grain-free pet food options is growing the market for pulse crops, with a major processor recruiting contract growers for the coming season.