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KHRT Agriculture News - 09/09/19

Weekly Crop Report....

    FARGO, N.D. - For the week ending September 8th,there were 4.5 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

    Topsoil moisture supplies rated 3 percent very short, 6 short, 78 adequate, and 13 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 4 percent very short, 11 short, 76 adequate, and 9 surplus.

    Field Crops Report

    Soybean condition rated 2 percent very poor, 6 poor, 26 fair, 58 good, and 8 excellent. Soybeans setting pods was 96 percent, near 100 for both last year and the five-year average. Dropping leaves was 20 percent, well behind 54 last year and 42 average.

    Spring wheat harvested was 68 percent, well behind 93 last year, and behind 83 average.

    Durum wheat condition rated 2 percent very poor, 11 poor, 24 fair, 52 good, and 11 excellent. Durum wheat mature was 94 percent. Harvested was 46 percent, well behind 85 last year and 69 average.

    Winter wheat harvested was 91 percent.

    Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 5 poor, 20 fair, 65 good, and 9 excellent. Corn dough was 87 percent, behind 98 last year and 94 average. Dented was 25 percent, well behind 82 last year and 63 average. Mature was 1 percent, well behind 24 last year, and behind 10 average.

    Canola condition rated 2 percent very poor, 7 poor, 26 fair, 54 good, and 11 excellent. Canola harvested was 39 percent, well behind 75 last year and 69 average.

    Sugarbeet condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 7 fair, 14 good, and 75 excellent. Sugarbeets harvested was 10 percent, near 8 last year and 7 average.

    Oats mature was 92 percent. Harvested was 72 percent, well behind 94 last year, and behind 87 average.

    Barley harvested was 81 percent, behind 96 last year and 90 average.

    Dry edible peas harvested was 90 percent.

    Sunflower condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 19 fair, 70 good, and 7 excellent. Sunflowers ray flowers dry was 66 percent, well behind 88 last year, and behind 80 average. Bracts turned yellow was 30 percent, well behind 69 last year, and behind 45 average. Bracts turned brown was 4 percent, behind 22 last year.

    Flaxseed harvested was 27 percent, well behind 74 last year and 58 average.

    Potato condition rated 0 percent very poor, 8 poor, 35 fair, 52 good, and 5 excellent. Potatoes vines dry was 70 percent, near 73 last year, but ahead of 54 average. Harvested was 4 percent, equal to last year.

    Dry edible bean condition rated 1 percent very poor, 6 poor, 30 fair, 54 good, and 9 excellent. Dry edible beans dropping leaves was 77 percent, behind 93 last year and 84 average. Harvested was 8 percent, well behind 55 last year and 28 average.

    Alfalfa condition rated 2 percent very poor, 10 poor, 28 fair, 51 good, and 9 excellent. Alfalfa second cutting was 92 percent, behind 97 last year.

    Lentils harvested was 35 percent, well behind 85 last year.

    Pasture and Range Report

    Pasture and range conditions rated 3 percent very poor, 7 poor, 21 fair, 60 good, and 9 excellent.

    Stock water supplies rated 2 percent very short, 10 short, 81 adequate, and 7 surplus.

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    BISMARCK, ND (NDDA) - Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced that $200,000 is available to fund bioscience company development grants.

    "The 2019 Legislature created a bioscience innovation grant program to support biotechnology innovation and commercialization in areas including crop genetics, biofuels, biomaterials, biosensors and biotechnology," Goehring said. "Any applicant that is a business in North Dakota providing assistance to develop bioscience companies in the state is encouraged to apply."

    The applicant's program must help multiple bioscience entrepreneurs and/or impact the bioscience entrepreneurial ecosystem. The entrepreneurs benefitting from the program must be innovative and scalable.

    Goehring said an information manual with application instructions, scoring criteria and an application template can be found on NDDA's website at https://www.nd.gov/ndda/big.

    Applications must be submitted in electronic form by 4 p.m. CDT Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. The grants will be awarded in late fall.

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    FARGO, ND (NDSU) - The final webinar in a four-part series hosted by gerontologists from North Dakota State University Extension and South Dakota State University Extension will take place on September 11. It will discuss strategies attendees can use to start difficult conversations with their loved ones. The webinar begins at Noon CDT.

    Difficult conversations emerge where the needs, wants, opinions and perceptions of people involved in the discussion may differ, says Jane Strommen, NDSU Extension gerontology specialist.

    In addition, these conversations often bring very strong emotions and feelings to the surface, especially when discussing some of the more delicate topics associated with aging and end of life.

    "By investing time in learning about difficult conversations, individuals are more likely to have constructive conversations that yield the best possible outcome for everyone involved," Strommen said.

    Individuals will be able to participate from the comfort of their own home or during their lunch hour. The webinar will be recorded for those that are not able to attend in person.

    There is no cost to participate. Please register by visiting https://extension.sdstate.edu/event/difficult-conversations-lunch-and-learn or going to https://extension.sdstate.edu/events and scrolling down to the Difficult Conversations Lunch and Learn.

 

 

   (Copyright 2019 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

 

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