Two Tennis Tournaments in Jamestown Next Week
Posted by KSJB News on 5/27/2016 10:52:00 AM.
JAMESTOWN - (Pamela Musland) - The Jamestown Tennis Association and Jamestown Parks and Recreation are hosting two tournaments next week.

Residents Warned to Use Care While Cleaning to Avoid Hantavirus
Posted by KSJB News on 5/27/2016 8:20:00 AM.
BISMARCK, N.D. –(Jennifer Skjod) - With the Memorial Day weekend approaching, many people will be cleaning cabins and other buildings that have been closed for the winter. The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) reminds everyone of the importance of protecting themselves against hantavirus disease.

Final Report on Collision Issued by Police
Posted by KSJB News on 5/26/2016 6:23:00 PM.
JAMESTOWN - Jamestown Police have issued their final report on a train/wheelchair collision that occurred in April.

Jamestown Moves Forward with Plan to Reach JRMC with Road
Posted by KSJB News on 5/26/2016 5:40:00 PM.
JAMESTOWN - The Jamestown Public Works Committee moved for approval of a plan to develop a second roadway to the Jamestown Regional Medical Center.

Summer Reading Program at University of Jamestown
Posted by KSJB News on 5/26/2016 10:46:00 AM.
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JAMESTOWN - University of Jamestown's Raugust Library will host "Carl's Reading Camp" June 13 - 16.  Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon each day. The cost is $10 per day. Parents can choose any number of days for children to attend.

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  • Spraying Row Crops, Chopping Alfalfa
    With this week’s moisture and the warmer temps, the row crops in central Minnesota look good. Mycogen Seeds sales representative Eric Kuehl says the weeds are starting to show up. "We're seeing some early lambsquarter and guys are getting out with that application of SureStart with an early post-emerge or using glyphosate. I would expect with moisture now and some heat, we'll probably see more ragweed come into play." Kuehl likes what he’s seeing for first-crop alfalfa. "Out of the guys I work with, about half of them have put the first-crop down and have it chopped. It all depends on the health of the stand coming into spring, if guys were going to get at it right away or let it go a little longer."
  • Replant Decision
    Recent storms caused hail damage to crops, especially in central Minnesota. Much of the corn was in the V2 to V3 stage when damaged, while soybeans were in the V1 stage or younger. University of Minnesota Extension agronomists Jeff Coulter and Seth Naeve say the growing point on corn remains below the soil until the V5 to V6 stage, so hail typically does not kill corn unless growing points are damaged by large hail stones landing on soft soil or by freezing from hail accumulation around the base of the plants. Newly-emerged soybeans are extremely sensitive to hail. The hypocotly arch is the first tissue to be exposed, and is very susceptible to damage. Hailstones of any size hitting this tender tissue will cut off the cotyledons. Any plants cut off below the cotyledon will die. Before making replanting decisions, carefully count existing live plants to determine populations on an acre basis.
  • Welcome Rain
    Stephen, Minnesota farmer Craig Halfmann says the rain that came this past week was very welcome. “The small grains look real nice. We had a little moisture while we were planting. We were fortunate, because last fall we had a little more moisture. The downside is a frost we had over a week ago. It raised cane on our beets and that’s probably our weak spot right now.”  Halfmann chose not to replant, so he’s living with thinner beet stands than he’d like. RRFN's Crop Watch broadcast is sponsored, in part, by West Central Ag Services.
  • Update from Northern Minnesota
    In the Badger, Minnesota area, crops are planted and spraying season is just ahead. Jim Rinde, who is with CHS Ag Services, is pleased with the crop stands. "Emergence looks really well. The rye grass in the area looks great; that's a really good crop for us." RRFN's Crop Watch broadcast airs each Tuesday at 12:37. Crop Watch is sponsored, in part, by Ihry Insurance. 
  • Timely Planting and Rain
    Each Tuesday, RRFN goes to the field for the weekly Crop Watch broadcast. During a stop at the Kurt Aakre farm near Karlstad, Minnesota, RRFN learned the recent moisture helped boost crop emergence. “In some spots, we did have problems with that," says Aakre. "We did some no-tilling going into last fall’s fertilizer. That seemed to help us conserve on moisture a little bit. The biggest challenge has been some wind issues that have been tough on stands." Thanks to the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council for co-sponsoring RRFN's Crop Watch.
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