Report 1 - Our guest is North Central Research Center director/agronomist, Shana Forster. With low crop prices, maximizing efficiency will by crucial this year. Shana gives some details. She also tells us the NDSU extension agronomists have some suggestions as well.

Report 2 - Our guest is North Central Research Center director/agronomist, Shana Forster. We talk oats in this report. Contracts are looking better for oats and there's a good chance acres will be up. Shana also discusses weed control for oats.

Report 3 - Our guest is North Central Research Center director/agronomist, Shana Forster. We're talking faba beans in this report. They are a newer crop in our area that are generating quite a bit of interest. Shana tells us some details. She also discusses weed control for this crop.

Report 4 - Our guest is North Central Research Center director/agronomist, Shana Forster. We are coming off a year where scab was prevalent and producers as a result are looking to save a buck. Planting this seed may be an option, but Shana discusses her reservations. She also discusses research relating to this topic.

Report 5 - Our guest is North Central Research Center director/agronomist, Shana Forster. We discuss the annual "weed of the year" which was announced by NDSU recently. The 2017 recipient is horse weed. Shana tells us why and gives some details.

Report 6 - Our guest is North Central Research Center director/agronomist, Shana Forster. Some farmers are itching to get out in the field. In fact, Shana tells us the research center is getting a lot of calls regarding that right now. She tells us soil temperatures will be the ultimate indicator. Shana also tells us that different crops have different guidelines regarding soil temperature and germination.

Report 7 - Our guest is North Central Research Center director/agronomist, Shana Forster. Farmers are getting their seed ready to plant. Meanwhilec Shana says they're getting calls on treating or not to treating seed. Shana gives advice. She also discusses treatment for small grains.

Report 8 - Our guest is North Central Research Center director/agronomist, Shana Forster. Winter wheat is starting to emerge across the region and Shana has management suggestions for growers. She also discusses what these producers who have winter wheat acres should focus on this spring.

Report 9 - Our guest is North Central Research Center director/agronomist, Shana Forster. As seeding looks to get underway, inoculation could be a consideration depending on the crop. Shana explains. She also discusses other considerations later in the report.

Report 10 - Our guest is North Central Research Center director/agronomist, Shana Forster. North Dakota has a strong heritage in growing wheat acres, but that comes with some concerns. Shana explains. Wheat midge is always another issue. She gives us the outlook this year.

Report 11 - Our guest is North Central Research Center director/agronomist, Shana Forster. Weed control is always important for every crop. We talk about pre-emergent herbicide. Shana gives great advice to get the best benefits.

Report 12 - Our guest is North Central Research Center director/agronomist, Shana Forster. Producers are starting to plant across the region and we talk about where durum fits in. Shana shares her research findings on how different planting dates effect durum wheat production.

Report 13 - Our guest is North Central Research Center director/agronomist, Shana Forster. Some farmers are bringing CRP acres back into production this year. Shana gives some advice on getting that ground ready for seed again. She also discusses specific crop issues for this ground.

Report 14 - Our guest is North Central Research Center director/agronomist, Shana Forster. As research and technology continues to expand, so does the need for updated facilities. Shana tells us of a fundraising effort going on right now. She also discusses the steps needed to get this kind of funding.

Report 15 - Our guest is North Central Research Center director/agronomist, Shana Forster. There were cold temperatures a week ago. With seed going in the ground across the region, Shana shares her concerns. She also shares insights on a few crops given this situation, like canola.

Report 16 - Our guest is North Central Research Center director/agronomist, Shana Forster. A common conundrum for farmers across the region is a choice between soybean varieties and conventional types verses herbicide tolerant types. Shana gives suggestions.

Report 17 - Our guest is Chris Augustin, soil health specialist for the North Central Research Center. There's a lot of crop in the ground and still plenty to go. Nitrogen is always a key nutrient. Chris tell us more. He also tells us that the timing of nitrogen application is also important.

Report 18 - Our guest is Chris Augustin, soil health specialist for the North Central Research Center. We continue our talk on nitrogen and Chris discusses nitrogen extenders. He gives some other suggestions regarding nitrogen as well.

Report 19 - Our guest is North Central Research Center director/agronomist, Shana Forster. Most of the small grain crop is in across the region and now spraying season is upon us. Shana gives us some fungicide recommendations.

Report 20 - Our guest is North Central Research Center director/agronomist, Shana Forster. NDSU has a wonderful website for growers to utilize forecasts of disease in small grains. Shana gives us some details. She also tells us the outlook of several crops.

Report 21 - Our guest is Travis Prachaska, North Central Research Center area extension specialist and crop protection. Cutworms have the potential to be an issue this year given several factors. TJ gives us an outlook. He also tells us how we can control the cutworm.

Report 22 - Our guest is Travis Prachaska, North Central Research Center area extension specialist and crop protection. Canola flea beetles have been an emerging issue for North Dakota growers for the past 25 years or so. TJ tells us how problematic the flea beetle has been and might be this year. He also tells us how we can calculate the risk of flea beetles.

Report 23 - Our guest is Chris Augustin, soil health specialist for the North Central Research Center. We talk salinity. There are about 6 million acres alone affected by this. With crop emergence and white areas showing up, Chris explains how to manage these areas. He also discusses cover crop selection in saline areas.

Report 24 - Our guest is Chris Augustin, soil health specialist for the North Central Research Center. Talking salinity this week, Chris explains how growers can manage these areas. He also discusses planting rates recommended in saline areas.

Report 25 - Our guest is Shana Forster, North Central Research Center director and agronomist. We talk about soybeans in this report. There are different colored flags across the state on various soybean fields. Shana tells us about it. She also discusses and upcoming canola field day at their center.

Report 26 - Our guest is Shana Forster, North Central Research Center director and agronomist. Dry conditions combined with a lot of wind has caused some crop damage across the region. Shana tells us her concerns. She also discusses damage from these conditions.

Report 27 - Our guest is Eric Eriksmoen, research agronomist at the North Central Research Center. It has been a dry spring, but rains this past week across the region have helped the moisture situation. Eric tells us it's now time to get out and scout fields and gives some details.

Report 28 - Our guest is Eric Eriksmoen, research agronomist at the North Central Research Center. We talk canola in this report as Eric tells us how the crop looks across the region. He also gives more scouting tips including telling us there is valuable information on their website.

Report 29 - Our guest is agronomist Travis Messer, from the Richardton area. We talk technology with canola in this report. Travis tells us that there is a lot of interest planting canola with a planter where the process has been advanced. He explains. Travis also tells us how important singulating canola is.

Report 30 - Our guest is agronomist Travis Messer, from the Richardton area. We talk combining canola in this report. Travis tells us about issues we may have in 2017 that we did not see last year. He also tells us how timing will be crucial this season.

Report 31 - Our guest is Northern Canola Grower's executive director, Barry Coleman. We discuss canola this week and acreage of the crop. Barry tells us it's up again in planted acres across the region. He also says acres may be up in 2018.

Report 32 - Our guest is Northern Canola Grower's executive director, Barry Coleman. Barry talks the new proposed farm bill with us. He says the new proposals are not good for canola or other crops. Barry also discusses the current farm bill in place.

Report 33 - Our guest is Shana Pederson, the North Central Research Center director and agronomist. A big annual event iscoming up. The field day at the NCRC where the staff discusses a year's worth of research among other items. Shana tells us more. She also delves into specific speakers and topics.

Report 34 - Our guest is TJ Prochaska, area extension specialist from the North Central Research Center. A new insect found in North Dakota could reek some havoc. TJ gives us the details. He also tells us what the pea leaf weevil looks like when scouting your fields.

Report 35 - Our guest is North Central Research Center livestock specialist, John Dhuyvetter. It's probably been more than 25 years since we've seen ranchers in dire straights for hay like we're seeing this year. While we're still in July, John weighs in on if this is a fair assessment. He also discusses feed alternatives that might be key for ranchers this year.

Report 36 - Our guest is North Central Research Center livestock specialist, John Dhuyvetter. A lot of farmers and ranchers are battling a drought and there seems to be a domino effect that a lot of us might no realize, including animal health concerns right now. John explains. Fire is also a big concern right now on the farm and ranch and John shares a personal experience with us.

Report 37 - Our guest is Ryan Buetow from the Dickinson Research Extension Center. It has been dry across the region and Ryan tells us southwest North Dakota is no exception. He also discusses options for hay. Lots to consider given a lot of different situations.

Report 38 - Our guest is Ryan Buetow from the Dickinson Research Extension Center. There are a wide range of crops in western North Dakota and a lot of crops handle dry/hot conditions differently, Ryan tells us more. He also tells us weed control is a big issue heading down the home stretch.

Report 39 - Our guest is Gary Nijak, the president of Green & Grow. We're talking new biological technologies; an industry that is fast changing. Gary talks about the new generation of products. He also tells about some areas to use caution when working with these products.

Report 40 - Our guest is Gary Nijak, the president of Green & Grow. We continue our talk on new biological technologies with Gary who tells us about the new research and "new players" involved in this market. He also talks about some promising aspects for the farmers from this exciting generation of technologies.