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KHRT Agriculture News - 07/08/19

Hemp production, weed control and pulse crop production are among topics that will be covered during the Field Day at North Dakota State University's North Central Research Extension Center (NCREC) near Minot on July 17th....

    MINOT, ND - Hemp production, weed control and pulse crop production are among topics that will be covered during the Field Day at North Dakota State University's North Central Research Extension Center (NCREC) near Minot on July 17th.

    The Northern Pulse Growers Association, Northern Canola Growers Association, North Dakota Wheat Commission and Farm Credit Services are sponsoring the event.

    The program begins with a pest clinic at 8:30 am. Weed, insect and plant disease samples will be available for viewing. The tour begins at 9 am with a welcome and coffee and rolls, and will conclude with a Noon meal. The NCREC also is hosting a wheat pre-harvest marketing seminar, sponsored by the North Dakota Wheat Commission that begins at 1 pm.

    Field day topics are:

    * Hemp production strategies

    * Weed control research

    * Clubroot management and identification in canola

    * Omega-3 canola

    * Pulse production, NDSU pulse breeding program and potential pea release

    * Managing saline soils with beet lime


    Topics for the wheat pre-harvest marketing seminar are:

    * Marketing strategies for harvest and beyond, and the big issues impacting markets

    * Demand outlook for hard red spring and durum wheat

    * Challenges and opportunities for North Dakota wheat producers in 2019


    Attending the field day and wheat pre-harvest marketing seminar is free of charge. The NCREC is a mile south of Minot on U.S. Highway 83.

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    FARGO, N.D. - For the week ending July 7th, there were 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

    Topsoil moisture supplies rated 2 percent very short, 18 short, 71 adequate, and 9 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 2 percent very short, 20 short, 70 adequate, and 8 surplus.

    Field Crops Report

    Soybean condition rated 0 percent very poor, 4 poor, 27 fair, 63 good, and 6 excellent. Soybeans blooming was 6 percent, well behind 38 last year and 29 for the five-year average.

    Spring wheat condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 17 fair, 74 good, and 8 excellent. Spring wheat jointed was 93 percent, near 96 last year and 95 average. Headed was 55 percent, well behind 78 last year, and behind 71 average.

    Durum wheat condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 24 fair, 67 good, and 7 excellent. Durum wheat jointed was 95 percent, near 96 last year, but ahead of 88 average. Headed was 47 percent, behind 64 last year, and near 50 average.

    Winter wheat condition rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 20 fair, 67 good, and 8 excellent. Winter wheat headed was 92 percent, near 96 last year. Coloring was 11 percent, well behind 41 last year and 35 average.

    Corn condition rated 0 percent very poor, 3 poor, 18 fair, 72 good, and 7 excellent.

    Canola condition rated 1 percent very poor, 7 poor, 23 fair, 64 good, and 5 excellent. Canola blooming was 68 percent, well behind 89 last year, and behind 81 average.

    Sugarbeet condition rated 0 percent very poor, 0 poor, 4 fair, 15 good, and 81 excellent.

    Oats condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 17 fair, 74 good, and 7 excellent. Oats jointed was 90 percent, near 94 both last year and average. Headed was 43 percent, well behind 74 last year and 71 average.

    Barley condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 16 fair, 77 good, and 6 excellent. Barley jointed was 94 percent, near 97 last year and 96 average. Headed was 58 percent, well behind 83 last year, and behind 74 average. Coloring was 1 percent, behind 7 last year.

    Dry edible peas condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 18 fair, 74 good, and 6 excellent. Dry edible peas blooming was 67 percent, behind 81 last year and 75 average.

    Sunflower condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 17 fair, 77 good, and 4 excellent. Sunflowers emerged was 94 percent, near 95 last year. Blooming was 2 percent, behind 7 last year, and near 4 average.

    Flaxseed condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 20 fair, 74 good, and 4 excellent. Flaxseed blooming was 46 percent, behind 51 last year, and near 47 average.

    Potato condition rated 0 percent very poor, 0 poor, 13 fair, 65 good, and 22 excellent. Potatoes blooming was 12 percent, well behind 47 last year and 40 average.

    Dry edible bean condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 24 fair, 67 good, and 8 excellent. Dry edible beans blooming was 9 percent, behind 24 last year and 17 average.

    Alfalfa condition rated 1 percent very poor, 5 poor, 27 fair, 62 good, and 5 excellent. Alfalfa first cutting was 53 percent, behind 70 last year and 67 average.

    Pasture and Range Report

    Pasture and range conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 6 poor, 24 fair, 63 good, and 5 excellent.

    Stock water supplies rated 1 percent very short, 8 short, 82 adequate, and 9 surplus.

 

 

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