Another Palmer Amaranth Confirmation

Palmer amaranth has been confirmed in Emmons County in south central North Dakota.This is the second finding of the noxious weed in North Dakota this year. Last year, the weed was confirmed in five counties. Those sites continue to be monitored for Palmer amaranth. Read more.

New Palmer Amaranth Findings

Palmer amaranth has been found in Grant County in western North Dakota. According to the North Dakota Department of Agriculture, the likely source of infestation was millet seed. Farmers are encouraged to scout fields during harvest and clean equipment between fields to prevent unintentional spreading. So far, Palmer amaranth has been confirmed in five North Dakota counties since 2018.

The noxious weed has also been found in Minnesota’s Lincoln County in a field that was planted to a cover crop contaminated with Palmer amaranth. The company that sold the contaminated seed self-reported the violation to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

Dry Bean Scene

Whether it’s near Bremen, North Dakota or Stephen, Minnesota, dry edible bean harvest is not far away. Get the details in the Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm network made possible, in part, by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Dry Bean Scene

Located in northeast North Dakota, the Pembina County dry bean crop has been enduring very dry conditions this growing season. Get the details from M-R Consulting owner Mark Ramsey in the Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network. It’s made possible, in part, by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

International Dry Bean and Pulse Research Meetings Coming to Fargo

Dry bean and pulse researchers from North Dakota State University and the USDA-ARS Edward T. Schafer Agricultural Research Center in Fargo are hosting the 2019 Bean Improvement Cooperative (BIC) and North American Pulse Improvement Association (NAPIA) biennial meetings back-to-back at the Radisson Hotel in Fargo in November. The BIC meeting will be November 3-6 and the NAPIA meeting will be November 6-8.

Both meetings will include oral and poster presentations by faculty and graduate students, a banquet or luncheon, awards ceremonies, organizational business meetings, social and networking events, and optional tours of NDSU research facilities and local Fargo food production industries.

Learn more about the meetings.

Dry Bean Scene

Leeds, North Dakota farmer Eric Jorgenson has been dealing with dry conditions for much of the growing season. Get the details in the Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network, made possible in part by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Dry Conditions Persist in Northern North Dakota

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, dry conditions still persistent in the northern tier counties of North Dakota. Northern Pierce and Benson counties, located in the north central part of the state, remain in D1 or moderate drought. That area of moderate drought did expand into northeast McHenry County this week. A small area in northeast Minnesota encompassing Saint Louis, Itasca and Aitkin counties is also abnormally dry, as well as the western edge of Kittson and Marshall counties in northwest Minnesota.

Dry Bean Scene

Portions of northeast North Dakota remain dry this growing season, and grasshoppers have been active in those areas. Get the details in the Dry Bean Scene, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association, UPL, FMC, Central Valley Bean Co-op, SRS Commodities and Johnstown Bean Company.

Beans Take the Spotlight at the Red River Market

The Red River Market opens this Saturday in downtown Fargo, North Dakota. Dry beans will take the spotlight during the cooking demo at 11:30 a.m. Megan Myrdal of the Northarvest Bean Growers Association, who is also the market co-founder, will be serving up a Mediterranean Bean Salad.
Recipe cards will be handed out at the end of the demo. Learn more about the Red River Market by clicking here.

Project Safe Send Underway

This year’s Project Safe Send campaign is underway in North Dakota, giving farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses and homeowners a safe location and legal method to discard of any old or unused pesticides. People disposing of more than 1,000 pounds of pesticides are asked to pre-register one week prior to delivery, which a maximum of 20,000 pounds per participant accepted.
A full list of drop off locations in North Dakota can be found here.