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2008-08-05 18:00:27

By Mikkel Pates, Agweek Magazine Aug. 5--Planting in the region is going gangbusters. In most of the eastern half of North Dakota, small grains harvest is well under way, according to the most recent government reports. Small grains conditions declined for the fourth straight week, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service; however, small grains development in the "milk stage" was ahead of the average pace. Spring wheat was 59 percent turning ripe, compared with...


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Impact Of Growing Degree Days For Baltimore In March
2013-01-13 08:26:45

Growing Degree Days are another huge part of our lives even though we may not deal with them directly. Growing degree days have to deal with the growing of fruits and vegetables along with other various crops that are grown throughout the United States for our personal use. As we examine the Baltimore Maryland area we can see how the impacts of a normal, El-Nino and La-Nina cycle have an impact on just the one month of March. These numbers are based on 50F which is the base number used for...

The Impact Of Growing Degree Days For The Austin Texas Area
2012-08-22 13:25:00

Growing Degree days are another huge part of our lives even though we may not deal with them directly. Growing degree days deal with the growing of fruits and vegetables along with other various crops that are grown throughout the United States for our personal uses. As we examine the Austin Texas area we can see how the impacts of normal, El-Nino and La-Nina cycles have an impact on just the month of March. These numbers are based on 50F which is the base number used for determining when...

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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
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