Producers will be in the fields seeding winter wheat soon, according to Tracy Hillenbrand, BASF technical service representative.
With a long stretch of hot weather turning slightly milder as summer nears its end, small grain harvest is rapidly coming to a close in many areas of the state. At the same time, fall crops are entering their final stages, with producers unsure of when a hard frost will arrive.
GIBBON, Minn. – Some folks may hear the word “soil” and the first thing that comes to mind is dirt. However, as farmers know firsthand, it’s so much more than just dirt. It’s full of life and activity.
What will happen to the neighbor’s farm when the farmer passes away? This is a question that is becoming increasingly common as the average age of the American farmer continues to climb (57 years in 2020) and the number of people involved in agriculture full time continues to fall (1.4 percent).
GIBBON, Minn. – When walking by the tech booth at the Beck’s Hybrids Minnesota Field Show in Gibbon on Aug. 17, you may have noticed a drone sitting by itself. Upon closer inspection, it appears to have some kind of tank attached to the bottom. Plus, this might just be the largest drone you’…
GIBBON, Minn. – Farmers who don’t properly care for their soil either struggle to stay afloat or don’t stay in business. That was just one of many topics during a Beck’s Hybrids Minnesota Field Show on the east side of Gibbon on Wednesday, Aug. 17.
Small grain harvest progress varied across the state as the calendar turned to September, with some counties almost finished and others still in the early stages.
Everyone is invited to the Peterson Farms Seed field day on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A stretch of warm to hot days are pushing harvest along in the state, while later-planted crops and fall crops are beginning to be heat stressed in mostly dry conditions.
Handling grain in a grain bin begins with having the proper equipment – but there is a lot more to it than that.
Every summer for more than a quarter century, Merlin Leithold, executive secretary of the North Dakota Weed Control Association and Grant County weed control officer, has held a flea beetle field day along the south shore of Lake Tschida at the Boy Scout camp site.
Harvest of winter wheat and pulse crops has begun in the western and southwestern regions of the state with producers combining a “very nice” wheat crop this year.
DICKINSON, N.D. – Western North Dakota producers put aside field scouting for the day to learn about new technologies and research at NDSU’s Dickinson Research Extension Center (DREC) field day on July 13.
Andrew Friskop, North Dakota State University Extension plant pathologist, recently discussed disease pressure in the state for both wheat and corn, as well as what producers should be keeping an eye out for as we move into August.
Across North Dakota in mid-July, producers dealt with a stretch of hot, humid days with temperatures flaring into the 90s, along with severe thunderstorms and hail in several regions.
Columbia Grain International (CGI), the leading export supplier of bulk conventional and organic grain, pulses, edible beans and oilseeds worldwide, is launching their own packaged pulse products, keeping more of the farm dollar within its grower network.
Dakota Russet, a russet potato bred by Susie Thompson, potato breeder and NDSU associate professor of plant science, is making its way to McDonald’s suppliers to be turned into the company’s delicious french fries.
While corn in south central North Dakota has benefitted thanks to a stretch of sunny, warm days at the end of June, soybeans are still small, according to Randy Martinson, owner of Martinson Ag Risk Management in Fargo.
With a stretch of warm weather in mid-June, producers mostly finished seeding soybeans and sunflowers.
Ken Deibert, BASF technical field representative, warns that head scab (Fusarium head blight) could be an issue for small grain growers throughout the Northern Plains this year.
June 21, 2022, LAMBERTON, Minn. – Several reports of true armyworm infestations have come in from a fairly wide area in southern and into west central Minnesota. There are likely fields in other geographies that saw armyworm moth immigrations. Based on the descriptions of larval size and mot…
Homeland Hempcrete in Bismarck constructs wall panels out of the hurd from industrial hemp fiber for replacing exterior walls in homes and other structures.
HETTINGER, N.D. – North Dakota is the largest honey-producing state in the nation, and a new company, Commercial Bee Supply, is helping commercial beekeepers buy the supplies they need locally.
Ukraine’s planted acreage is down about 30 percent this year, which includes losses in the area due to mine fields, according to estimates from USDA.
Producers took advantage of a break in rain showers and pushed to finish soybean and sunflower planting in as many fields as possible across the state in early June.