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Schmidt: Tick season is upon us

May 26, 2017 With warmer spring weather, tick season is officially upon us even though some folks in Pierce and surrounding counties have been seeing ticks for several weeks now. more »»

 
 
 
Schmidt: Diagnosis and treatment for spruce diseases

May 19, 2017 By Yolanda Schmidt County Agent Spruce trees often thrive in North Dakota under the right conditions. more »»

Schmidt: Grazing readiness progress of key species in Pierce County

May 5, 2017 In North Dakota, most cool-season native range grasses typically reach grazing readiness in mid to late May, which is the recommended time to begin grazing native range. more »»

Schmidt: What are the optimum soil temperatures for germination?

April 28, 2017 The arrival of spring has many farmers and home gardeners itching to get planting, however let’s take a moment to visit about the minimum soil temperatures required for germination of various crops... more »»

Schmidt: Caring for lawns in spring

April 14, 2017 The recent snow melt and warm temperatures gets folks in the mood to start spring yard chores. With all the spring chores needing to be done, lawn care sometimes takes a back seat in priority. more »»

Schmidt: Pierce County to participate in grazing readiness project

April 7, 2017 The Pierce County NDSU Extension office along with 17 other ND counties will be helping to collect data for a Grazing Readiness project beginning this month and continuing through approximately Jul... more »»

Schmidt: Seed starting

March 31, 2017 Recent warm snaps we’ve had let us know that spring isn’t too far away. Seed catalogs also are out, which gives the avid gardener an itch this time of year. more »»

Spring Fever workshops coming soon

March 3, 2017 For the fourth consecutive year, the NDSU Extension Service will host its series of garden forums to help families care for their gardens and landscape. more »»

Pierce Co. Ag Improvement Annual Meeting & Seed Increase Varieties Available

February 24, 2017 The Pierce County Ag Improvement Association held its annual meeting at Dakota Farms in Rugby last week. One new director, Dave Teigen, was elected. Brad Fritel and Larry Pieterick were re-elected. more »»

Schmidt: 2016 Wheat Midge Survey Results, 2017 Forecast

February 17, 2017 Results of the fall 2016 wheat midge survey are in and soil samples in North Dakota indicate low levels of overwintering wheat midge larvae (cocoons) for the 2017 season. more »»

Miglers win SCD achievement award

December 16, 2016 Congratulations to Dave & Cindy and Ryan & Amanda Migler, who were selected for the 2016 Pierce County Soil Conservation District Achievement Award for their accomplishments and their contribution... more »»

Schmidt: NDSU corn silage project underway

December 16, 2016 With the corn silage feeding season underway for most producers, I would like to take this opportunity to ask for producer assistance in a Corn Silage Project that county agents across the state are... more »»

Schmitt participates in beef leadership summit

December 2, 2016 A Pierce County youth was among the participants of a high-energy, beef-industry career exploration and leadership development conference hosted by the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association (NDSA) Oct. more »»

Schmidt: Extension offers winter meetings

December 2, 2016 By Yolanda Schmidt County Agent Northcentral Livestock Update NDSU Extension Agents from the northcentral region will be holding their 2nd Annual NC Region Livestock Update on December 5th, at the... more »»

Excellence in agriculture celebrated during Harvest Bowl

December 2, 2016 The NDSU Harvest Bowl program recognizes the success, dedication and hard work of outstanding agriculturists. more »»

Schmidt: Pierce County 4-H Holds Annual Awards Night

November 18, 2016 Pierce County 4-H held its Annual Awards Night, Sunday, October 30th, at First Lutheran Church in Rugb. more »»

4-H meats team second in nation

October 28, 2016 The Pierce County 4-H meat judging team representing North Dakota placed second in the National 4-H meat judging contest held October 18 in Manhattan, Kan. more »»

NDSU Extension Master Gardener Model Pollinator Garden

October 28, 2016 As many of you are aware, Pierce County’s NDSU Extension Master Gardener Model Pollinator Garden is located in the existing flower beds of the Pierce County Memorial Building on the Southeast corner... more »»

Schmidt: Late fall forages can cause poisoning

October 21, 2016 Forages that are grazed or put up for hay as frost begins to appear may contain potentially toxic compounds that can cause problems for livestock producers, especially in areas that have been under... more »»

Schmidt: Go easy on fall pruning

October 14, 2016 It is a good idea to give loppers and pruning shears the autumn off. more »»

4-H National Youth Science Day: Drone Discovery

October 7, 2016 The Pierce County 4-H youth participated in the 9th annual 4-H National Youth Science Day on Tuesday, October 4, as part of National 4-H Week. more »»

 
 

 

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