Crop & Pest Report
Soil temperatures have increased dramatically in the past week. This means our planted crop seeds such as corn, soybean, wheat and sugarbeet will germinate and emerge much more quickly than when those same crop seeds were planted two or three weeks ago.
The following email shows the importance of reading and following footnotes on the Crop Rotation Restriction section in the ND Weed Control Guide:
Dicamba labels allow use before, during, or after planting of grass crops including corn and wheat. Increasing prevalence of glyphosate-resistant kochia may cause growers to consider using sequential applications and residual soil activity of dicamba in their grass crop weed control strategies.
With the struggle to farm between rain drops and tight fertilizer supplies, many growers throughout North Dakota are planting and then fertilizing later.
In an effort to get crops in quickly, small grain growers may have thought about forgoing seed treatments and plant a higher population instead. I haven’t found any formal research comparing the two, but the situation provides an interesting discussion on risk taking.
Dry Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) is a healthy human food, high in protein, phosphorus, iron, vitamin B1 and fiber, with no cholesterol.
At the end of the 2013 sunflower growing season, teams randomly investigated 209 sunflower production fields throughout the U.S. and Canada for the Annual Sunflower Survey.
Several calls have come in about these giant mosquito-like insects.
Due to the recent hot weather, adult alfalfa weevils are emerging and have been observed in the southern regions and north central regions of North Dakota (sources: V. Chapara, NCREC).
Summer field scouts were trained in survey protocols on May 21st at the Carrington REC.
Maps detailing percent normal rainfall, departure from normal average air temperature, and accumulated wheat growing degree days.
Information from the South-Central region of North Dakota.
Information from the Northeast region of North Dakota.
Tan spot has been found in winter wheat fields southwest of Minot near Rice Lake.
Information from the North-Central region of North Dakota.
New NDSU Publication: Air Temperature Inversions Causes, Characteristics And Potential Effects On Pesticide Spray Drift - AE1705 (05/22/14)
Pesticide spray drift always has been a costly and frustrating problem for applicators. It’s particularly frustrating because some of the seemingly best weather conditions for pesticide application are often the worst.
My father taught me that one should never complain about rain and too much rainfall. I have bit my tongue long enough to come up with an advantage from the rain many of us in the Red River Valley received early Monday morning, good conditions for activation of soil-applied herbicides.
As in the case of yellow whitlowwort that I wrote about last week calls have been coming in about fairy candelabra (Androsace occidentalis) identification.
Question: I have a client who is asking about the new Zidua herbicide registration on wheat. Are all wheat varieties tolerant to Zidua and has NDSU done any research on this?