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North 40 Ag promotes agricultural sustainability through the best applications of science and technology in an effort to help you make the best decisions tailored to the 
of your farm operation.


Soil Health Tip

In the 1960s and 70s, greater than one third of the world’s potential annual food harvest was destroyed by pests, which equates to the value of the entire world’s grain and potato crop for the same period.

“Weed” is a word that elicits distain from farmers and gardeners alike. A great deal of time, money and energy is spent to control weeds in agriculture. Much of the weed presence in cropland fields is a result of soil management of those fields. A wise farmer once told Kate, “If you don’t plant weeds, they won’t grow.” This statement exemplifies what no-till farmers have seen many times as weed pressure declines each year as the soil is left virtually undisturbed. The seed bank of weed seed in any cropland soil is phenomenal. Farmers who have “clean” fields, or fields without significant weed issues, have determined how to effectively manage the weed seed bank in their fields, not eliminate weed seeds present in their soil.

Upcoming Events

november, 2017

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tue7nov1:30 pm- 4:30 pmSoil Health & Cover Crop Roundtable - Williston, ND1:30 pm - 4:30 pm 14120 Hwy 2, Williston, NDNDSU Research Extension CenterEvent Type :Roundtables
wed8nov1:30 pm- 4:30 pmSoil Health & Cover Crop Roundtable - Sidney, MT1:30 pm - 4:30 pm 1500 N. Central Ave., Sidney, MTNPARL Meeting RoomEvent Type :Roundtables
thu9nov1:30 pm- 4:30 pmSoil Health & Cover Crop Roundtable - Broadus, MT1:30 pm - 4:30 pm 301 S. Wilbur Ave., Broadus, MTCommunity CenterEvent Type :Roundtables
mon13nov1:30 pm- 4:30 pmSoil Health & Cover Crop Roundtable - Whitehall, MT1:30 pm - 4:30 pm 101 West Legion Ave., Whitehall, MTBorden’s Hotel Conference RoomEvent Type :Roundtables
tue14nov2:00 pm- 4:30 pmSoil Health & Cover Crop Roundtable - Missoula, MT2:00 pm - 4:30 pm 4825 N. Reserve, Missoula, MTRuby’s Inn and Conference CenterEvent Type :Roundtables
wed15nov - 16All Day2017 Montana Seed Potato Seminar - Missoula(All Day) Missoula, MT
tue28nov - 30All DayMontana Grain Growers Convention - Great Falls(All Day) Great Falls, MT