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Center Points is a weekly newsletter produced by the Carrington Research Extension Center.

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Urea treated with nitrogen stabilizer after five days on soil surface
Photo Credit:
Jasper Teboh

Considerations for Use of Enhanced Efficiency Nitrogen Fertilizers

Many formulations of urea fertilizers or chemicals to treat urea are on the market today. Only a few are effective at protecting the fertilizer from quickly losing N.
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2022 Advanced Crop Advisers Workshop

North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension and University of Minnesota (U of M) Extension will conduct the annual Advanced Crop Advisers...
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Feedlot cattle standing in a snowy pen.
Photo Credit:
Colin Tobin

Cattle and Cold

As temperatures decline past the lower critical temperature, cattle nutrition requirements begin to rise.
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Trucks hauling livestock driving on a gravel road.
Photo Credit:
Mary Keena

Overwintered Cattle May Spread Weed Seeds

Producers who have relocated their cattle out of state for winter feeding this year should consider having a weed management protocol in place when the cattle return.
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Extending Mobile-Mapping Beyond Field-Level Collection

Extending the application of basic web-mapping technologies to pest field surveys or noxious weeds represents an easy management strategy with a low overhead cost, using many of the free or open source options available.
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23rd Annual Dakota Feeder Calf Show and Feedout

The Dakota Feeder Calf Show helps participating North Dakota cattle producers identify cattle with superior growth and carcass characteristi...

Yield Impact of Seed-placed Nitrogen Fertilization of Wheat

ESN was the only slow release N fertilizer that showed no negative impact when applied with seeds, even at 90 lbs N.

Does Grain Sorghum Have a Place in North Dakota?

Sorghum can be grown in ND, but risk increases in northern locations.

Open House Honoring Blaine Schatz for 43 Years of Service to the CREC

Blaine Schatz has been named assistant director of the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (NDAES), which means he will be leaving ...

NDSU Extension Co-hosts 2021 North American Manure Expo

For 18 years, people have been coming together at the North American Manure Expo (Expo) to see the newest in manure equipment and technology...

Carrington Row Crop Tour Set for Aug. 25

Row Crop tour at Carrington Research Extension Center
Dry, drought-stressed corn plants exhibit curling and dead leaves with no ear production.
Photo Credit:
Karl Hoppe, NDSU

Beware of Nitrate Poisoning in Livestock

Non-harvested crops under consideration for forage should be analyzed for nitrates to prevent livestock losses.
A screen capture the data search in ArcGIS Online.

Using Web-based Mapping to Manage CREC Trials

A description of the process used at the Carrington REC to manage crop data using internet-based mapping.
Aerial view of the Carrington REC. Several buildings are surrounded by lines of tall trees. Green fields of drops are visible beyond the trees

CREC Field Day: Research for the Land and Its People (7/19/21)

The Carrington REC will host its annual Field Day on July 20, 2021.
red tractor in field with cover crops

Cover Crop Considerations for Dry Conditions

Cover crops can offer a number of benefits to a cropping system including increased biodiversity, crop/livestock integration, erosion control, or water management.
A large pile of corn silage beside a yellow, metal building. A stack of round hay bales and a line of large trees are visible on the other side of the pile.

Searching for Feeds During Drought

Suggestions for alternative feed sources during drought conditions.