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September 7, 2017
Throughout the years, anecdotal accounts and empirical observations relayed by growers and crop advisers have indicated that some crop varieties require more nitrogen (N) than others to achieve a give...
September 1, 2017
Striking a balance between forage quality and yield has always been a challenge for alfalfa growers. Farmers who cut alfalfa on a 28-day cycle to make dairy-quality hay end up sacrificing 20% in yield...
August 3, 2017
With more than 5,000 craft breweries in operation in the U.S., and more opening every month, breweries need to find ways to stand out from the crowd. Some do this by pushing the boundaries of styles,...
June 1, 2017
In the inland Pacific Northwest USA (PNW), dryland cropping systems are dominated by wheat. In Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, more than 6 million ac are in dryland production in regions that average l...
May 19, 2017
Industrial hemp is a lucrative grain crop to grow organically in Canada’s Prairie Provinces. Recent estimates suggest it can net farmers several hundred more dollars per acre than conventional hemp....
March 23, 2017
The Hagberg–Perten Falling Number (FN) method is used to detect starch degradation due to alpha-amylase enzyme activity in wheat meal (Perten, 1964). The Falling Number test was introduced in the 19...
March 23, 2017
This article was adapted from an article that originally appeared in the Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management. View the full article here: http://bit.ly/2jwCJDA....
November 14, 2016
Despite their name, dry beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) really aren’t all that dry. At 16%, the maximum safe storage moisture for dry beans is higher than most other field crops. Dipping below 16% moi...
November 14, 2016
Crop yield responses to individual inputs, such as foliar fungicide, are often evaluated in small-plot research or on-farm trials. However, it is not well understood how the combination of such inputs...
 
November 14, 2016
Globally there are three important species in the Fabaceae family: Vicia faba major, Vicia faba equina, and Vicia faba minor. Vicia faba major (broadbean) is a large seed with a thousand seed weight (...
November 14, 2016
Crop productivity is often limited by availability of water and nutrients,1 and the challenge is serious in many arid and semiarid regions of the world, including the Northern Great Plains of North Am...
November 14, 2016
This article is being reprinted with permission from the North Dakota State University Extension Service....
October 28, 2016
When evaluating the economics of precision agriculture technologies (hardware or software), the results are as site specific as the technology. A precision agriculture technology that is profitable fo...
October 24, 2016
Rice is unique from other major row crops in the United States because it requires post-harvest milling before pricing. As a result, profitability is based on both mass yield and kernel integrity. Bro...
October 14, 2016
Soybean must imbibe half of its weight in water before it germinates. Tilled soils, however, may dry out in the top inch when rainfall is limited during the two-week period before and after planting,...
September 2, 2016
Globally there are three important species in the Fabaceae family: Vicia faba major, Vicia faba equina, and Vicia faba minor. Vicia faba major (broadbean) is a large seed with a thousand seed weight (...
September 2, 2016
Crop productivity is often limited by availability of water and nutrients,1 and the challenge is serious in many arid and semiarid regions of the world, including the Northern Great Plains of North Am...
September 2, 2016
Several climatic models have predicted that precipitation events will become more erratic with increasing temperatures, which could drastically impact crop production. Increased rain during April and...
May 24, 2016
Pulse crops (dry peas, dry beans, chickpeas, and lentils) are receiving a lot of attention these days. The United Nations (UN) has declared 2016 as the International Year of Pulses, honoring these hum...