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  • Calculate how many plants your seeding rate provides

    We had a grower ask about how many seeds per square foot he would have if he seeded 5g TKW seed at 5.5 lb./ac. Here are the steps to calculate: 1. Convert lb./ac. to grams/ac. 5.5 lb./ac. multipled by 454 (the number of grams in a pound) equals 2,497 g/ac. 2. Use the TKW to […]

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  • Ways wheat can boost crop rotation

    Gleaming golden small grain fields historically punctuated the grassy green pastures of northeastern South Dakota’s rolling hills and prairie. “We had lots of wheat and barley and very little soybeans and corn,” says Dan Nigg, who farms where he grew up near Sisseton, South Dakota. Most pasture remains. Cropland, though, now mimics a mini Iowa, […]

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  • Till Tales: Weed-management in no-till farms

    Periodically plowing your field is a great way to control your weeds. Not plowing, on the other hand, is a great way to boost your soil profile and retain moisture. So, say you decide to try the increasingly popular no-till farming method — how do you manage those pesky plants? Kelly Kettner sprays residual herbicides […]

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  • Calculating Potato Seeding Rat

    When trying to calculate the amount of potato seed needed, the row spacing, within-row spacing, and seed size need to be taken into consideration. Typical row spacing in the Red River Valley is 36 inches. However, some potatoes are planted at 34- and 38-inch row spacing. Row and within-row spacing will change the plant population […]

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  • Calculate how many plants your seeding rate provides

    We had a grower ask about how many seeds per square foot he would have if he seeded 5g TKW seed at 5.5 lb./ac. Here are the steps to calculate: 1. Convert lb./ac. to grams/ac. 5.5 lb./ac. multipled by 454 (the number of grams in a pound) equals 2,497 g/ac. 2. Use the TKW to […]

  • Ways wheat can boost crop rotation

    Gleaming golden small grain fields historically punctuated the grassy green pastures of northeastern South Dakota’s rolling hills and prairie. “We had lots of wheat and barley and very little soybeans and corn,” says Dan Nigg, who farms where he grew up near Sisseton, South Dakota. Most pasture remains. Cropland, though, now mimics a mini Iowa, […]

  • Till Tales: Weed-management in no-till farms

    Periodically plowing your field is a great way to control your weeds. Not plowing, on the other hand, is a great way to boost your soil profile and retain moisture. So, say you decide to try the increasingly popular no-till farming method — how do you manage those pesky plants? Kelly Kettner sprays residual herbicides […]

  • Calculating Potato Seeding Rat

    When trying to calculate the amount of potato seed needed, the row spacing, within-row spacing, and seed size need to be taken into consideration. Typical row spacing in the Red River Valley is 36 inches. However, some potatoes are planted at 34- and 38-inch row spacing. Row and within-row spacing will change the plant population […]

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