North Dakota farmers may have a new crop choice for the state’s 2 million acres of saline soils, thanks to research at North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center. Sugarbeets grown on a saline-impacted field in 2013 yielded 25 tons/acre, and a recently completed feeding trial revealed beef-steer gains at least equal to those achieved with corn silage. Feed efficiency and carcass results aren’t in yet, but they look encouraging, says Vern Anderson, ...

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