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AgNow Roundup - Dec. 5, 2023 - South Dakota Soybeans
We’re talking with Dr. Johnathan Kleinjan with South Dakota State University about soybean production in the northern Great Plains and his research on planting dates and how it impacts yields.
Dr. Kleinjan also discusses a research project he is a part of looking into biological seed treatments.
Meteorologist Matt Makens shows us who should receive rain and show this week.
He also shows us how soil temperatures are changing across the country and who can expect freezing soil temperatures in the coming week.
Sugarbeet Production - AgNow Nov. 28, 2023
The northern states, especially those in the Midwest and Northern Plains, offer ideal conditions for sugarbeet growth, where the cooler temperatures and extended daylight during the growing season contribute to high yields and quality sugar content.
Outside of its agricultural impact, sugarbeet production is a cornerstone for rural economies especially along the North Dakota/Minnesota border, providing a stable source of income for farmers and supporting a thriving sugar industry that caters to both domestic and international markets.
Today, we’ll be talking with Dr. Tom Peters with North Dakota State University and the University of Minnesota about the perfect growing conditions for sugarbeet in his part of the world.
AgNow Roundup - Nov. 14, 2023
Soybeans are grown across the globe and within the U.S., soybeans are grown in 29 states.
The warm and extended growing seasons in the southern regions of the U.S. create an ideal environment for soybeans, allowing for multiple planting dates and harvesting.
Additionally, advancements in technology, such as precision farming and variety options, have played a crucial role in optimizing soybean productivity.
We're looking at soybean production across the southern United States, and we're talking with Auburn University's Dr. Eros Francisco and Oklahoma State University's Dr. Josh Lofton.
AgNow Roundup - Nov. 7, 2023
As a staple food for millions of people around the world, rice plays a central role in many of our diets.
Its production is an economic powerhouse, generating revenue, providing livelihoods to countless farming communities around the globe, and contributing significantly to the United States agricultural exports.
Rice production demonstrates a commitment to sustainable agriculture, often leading the way in water management and innovative agricultural practices, which are a cornerstone of environmental conservation.
With its impact on nutrition, economics, and environmental stewardship, rice production is an essential element of the United States' agricultural future and food security.
We're talking with Dr. Bruce Linquist with the University of California's Extension Service about rice production in one of the largest rice-producing states.
But first, let's take a look at the weather across Rice country and the rest of the United States with Meteorologist Matt Makens.
AgNow Roundup - Oct. 31, 2023
Canola is grown for its high-quality oil, and its health benefits.
When it comes to production, canola is used as a utility crop for rotational crops, and for enriching soil quality.
It can adapt to various climates canola is grown from Texas and Oklahoma well into Canada as well as states in the Northwestern United States.
We'll talk with Dr. Anitha Chirumamilla of North Dakota State University about canola production across the northern United States and Dale Whaley with Washington State University about canola in the Pacific Northwest.
AgNow Roundup - Oct. 24, 2023
The 2023 cotton crop is nearing harvest across much of the southern part of the United States, so we're taking a look at how one of the most exported commodities, has fared this year.
Meteorologist Matt Makens shows us how drought has mirrored much of the country's cotton-producing regions. He also has good news about rainfall moving into those areas.
Last week's NASS Report estimates that 90% of the bolls across Oklahoma are open and about 12% of the state's crop is harvested. We talk with Jackson County, Oklahoma cotton producer Matt Muller about the 2023 crop in his area.
Finally, Texas A&M AgriLife's Dr. Jourdon Bell about last year's cotton crop took such a hard hit and how the 2023 crop across the Texas Panhandle looks as harvest approaches.