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Don’t Forget to Monitor Wheat Fields

This week while checking some of the winter wheat at the Dakota Lakes Research Farm, I dug up a winter wheat plant whose first node was detectable. The discovery surprised me. I was, however, standing in the SDSU Winter Wheat Variety trial and must have happened onto

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Evaluating Winter Wheat Stands

Much of the winter wheat crop is expected to have survived the winter relatively well. However, there undoubtedly will be some areas that for one reason or another were damaged by drought, wind erosion, sitting water or for other reasons.   As the winter wheat begins to

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Improving Protein Content in Wheat

Ruth Beck – 9/22/2016 Wheat producers in South Dakota always strive to grow a premium product. Quality in wheat often depends on test weight and protein content. Protein premiums and penalties in wheat have increased interest among wheat growers in producing a product that meets or exceeds market

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Three Cheers for Oprah – A Celebrity Affirming Science

Dr. Julie Miller Jones, LN, CNS Oprah’s statement that bread every day was part of her weight loss diet jolted consumers into questioning current popular press claims that bread and grains are making us fat.  Yah for Oprah! I am delighted when a celebrity affirms what science

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Observations on Winter Wheat from a Long Fall

This morning was the first day this fall that I scraped car windows. We are, for the most part, enjoying an unusually long fall with a few sporadic shots of welcome precipitation. The winter wheat looks good. Good growing conditions have given it time to produce tillers

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U.S. Wheat Industry Comments on Conclusion of TPP Negotiations

Following is a joint statement from U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG).   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U. S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) are pleased that negotiators have reached an agreement in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

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Testing starter fertilizers for winter wheat / Ag Professional

By Christopher Graham, South Dakota State University September 23, 2015 | 7:11 am EDT Winter wheat planting season is soon at hand. Questions often abound on the issue of fertilization rates, timing and placement. Over the years, a lot of research has focused on starter fertilizers or

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Wheat Farmers Could Lose $1 Billion a Year

By RFD-TV News Staff Email Connect newsdesk@rfdtv.com Golden Wheat September 15, 2015 NASHVILLE, Tenn (RFDTV) – On Monday, the U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) unveiled the results of an econometric study.  According to the report, excessive farm support in several

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Winter Wheat Variety Trial Results

As winter wheat planting has gotten underway in South Dakota, some might be wondering what brand of seed to plant.  IGrow has published their 2015 Winter Wheat Variety Trial Results on the IGrow website.  Past results are also available.  Dakota Farm Talk talks about this useful tool

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Construction Begins on Nordby Exhibit Hall!

Construction has commenced on the Nordby Exhibit Hall for 4-H, Youth, and Community on the southwest corner of the State Fairgrounds in Huron. Dirt is being turned as the first phases of construction take place.   “With the project just beginning, the contractor has initiated excavation under

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