STAFF BLOG OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Exploding Manure, Insidious Weeds and a Geek in Power
Here are a few things you might find to be of general interest:
Microbes may be causing explosions in manure pits in hog farms. Yikes!
Apparently, Monsanto was really surprised that Roundup-resistant... Posted on 3/27/12 at 5:05 PM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Ag Department warns of weeds
News release from the state Ag Department:
The North Dakota Department of Agriculture is urging landowners and land managers to be on the watch for an invasive weed – cheatgrass – that has... Posted on 8/5/10 at 4:13 AM
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS What’s all the fuss over those shoreline weeds?
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) growing emphasis on maintaining and improving fish habitat provides a broad framework to guide policies and practices. But where the rubber r... Posted on 5/26/10 at 8:19 AM
Sentencing is set for July 18 for the owner of a weed-spraying company accused of spraying pesticide on federally threatened Western prairie fringed orchids on the Sheyenne National Grasslands in southeast North Dakota.
Area landowners who have Stark County employees cut their weeds can look forward to a bill that’s more than double last year’s.
Stark County Commission members voted to raise the cost of cutting weeds from $200 a mile to $500 a mile during a meeting at the Stark County Courthouse Tuesday.
By Ashley Martin, Forum Communications Co.
, September 10, 2010
To keep a healthy lawn, give it some fertilizer. There are several excellent commercial fertilizers out there. You do not need much.
It is good to apply the fertilizer on the holiday schedule. In other words, apply the fertilizer around Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day. Before the snow starts to fly in October, put on a slow-release fertilizer so your lawn will take off in the early spring (when we have enough heat units).
Lance Brower, NDSU Extension Service
, April 28, 2010
Booming oil activity in western North Dakota in recent years has boosted the state’s economy. But it might be to blame for the introduction of an invasive weed that can poison livestock and wildlife.
Halogeton has been found in most western U.S. states but had never been spotted in North Dakota until late last summer, when a federal official found it in the Little Missouri National Grasslands. Now, state and federal officials hope to raise awareness of the threat.
By Blake Nicholson, The Associated Press
, January 11, 2010
Weed control officials from across the state will gather Jan. 12-14, for the 2010 North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner’s Weed Forum and the annual meeting of the North Dakota Weed Control Association.
The meetings take place at the Best Western Seven Seas Hotel, 2611 Old Red Trail, in Mandan, N.D.
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