Crop & Pest Report
Sound Ag Advice is an agricultural news podcast available from the North Dakota State University Extension Service at http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/soundagadvice.
Maps detailing percent normal rainfall, departure from normal average air temperature, and accumulated wheat growing degree days.
NDSU Extension Service’s annual crop management field school will be offered Thursday, June 19, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Carrington Research Extension Center (CREC).
Information from the South-Central region of North Dakota.
Information from the Northeast region of North Dakota.
The NDSU Plant Diagnostic lab is open to the public. To support two technicians and to be able to purchase supplies and maintain equipment, a small fee applies to processing and diagnosing samples. Services and fees are available online at www.ag.ndsu.edu/pdl.
In 2013, the NDSU Plant Diagnostic Lab processed over ¬¬¬2,330 samples.
Many weeds are much easier to control through soil-applied herbicides rather than relying only on POST herbicides – namely kochia and lambsquarters.
Following the rapid adoption of glyphosate resistant crops in North Dakota the use of foundation/soil-applied herbicides dropped to less than 10% of the acres.
Despite cold soil temperatures which has delayed dandelion emergence, managing dandelion in no-tillage soybean will be an issue again this season.
Are sugarbeet growers compromising yield due to delayed planting? Many of you might be familiar with the elegant tables that project corn yield against planting date.
Salinity is rearing its ugly head this spring as a result of a relatively high water table from all the rain last fall, limited flushing of salts as a result of low snow cover/melting and high evaporation from fall tillage and lack of soil residue since most of it blew across fields this winter.
There were serious incidences of field pea root rots in the north central and the north western regions of North Dakota last year.
After 5 years of field N rate trials, with funding from the North Dakota Corn Council, the International Plant Nutrition Institute and Pioneer Hi-Bred, Int., the N recommendations for corn in North Dakota have been revised and the North Dakota Corn Nitrogen Calculator has been posted on my website http://www.ndsu.edu/pubweb/soils/corn/
SCN Distribution Update
Clubroot of Canola Found in North Dakota
In the US, sugar is processed from sugarcane and sugarbeet. Sugarcane is produced in Florida, Louisiana, Texas and Hawaii. Sugarbeet is produced mainly in Minnesota, North Dakota, Idaho, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Oregon and California.
With a record area planted to winter wheat in North Dakota this past fall of 800,000 acres, the current status of the crop has significant implications for many growers and for the overall production of wheat in the state.
Opportunities exist for farmers to increase soybean yield and profitability by selecting row spacing and seeding rates.
With warmer spring weather, tick season is upon us.