Drought -- When Weeds Can Become Friends

Weeds generally are despised by everyone who has to deal with them. Weeds compete with crops, use valuable water and nutrients, interfere with crop harvest, harbor insects and diseases, poison livestock and humans, and are aesthetically appealing. However, weeds also may have beneficial qualities in the right place or situation...

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Tillage Techniques That Can Save Moisture

Moisture is the single most limiting factor to crop yields in North Dakota. Tillage techniques that conserve moisture are important to increasing crop yields and limiting the devastating consequences of drought...

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Irrigation During a Drought: CONSIDERATIONS FOR NON-IRRIGATING FARMERS

Drought conditions are great anxiety producers, especially if you don't normally irrigate your crops. As painful as it may be, however, the best advice for non-irrigators is often to wait things out during a drought...

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Alternative Crops During a Drought

Alternative crops can be a major concern during a drought. If planting was postponed or plants didn't survive because of drought, mid-summer planting may be necessary for adequate forage or grain...

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