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Sugarbeet Root Maggot: Fly Activity Low, Peaks Expected in 1 to 2 Weeks (06/05/14)

Corresponding with the relatively slow start to the 2014 growing season, sugarbeet root maggot (SBRM) fly emergence is also off to a slow start.

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Scouting Key to Successful Insect Pest Management (06/05/14)

Scouting is crucial now when field crops are in early development stages. So, scout regularly for alfalfa weevil, cutworms, and grasshoppers

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High Populations of Flea Beetles in Canola (06/05/14)

Flea beetles have emerged in large numbers with the warm, sunny days. Significant feeding injury (>50% defoliation) and stand loss are being observed in Bottineau, Rolette, Towner, Cavalier, Ramsey, Walsh, and Dunn Counties, especially on the early-seeded canola (before mid-May).

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Weather/Crop Phenology Maps (05/29/14)

Maps detailing corn accumulated daily growing days, percent normal rainfall, departure from normal average air temperature, and accumulated wheat growing degree days.

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South-Central ND (05/29/14)

Information from the South-Central region of North Dakota.

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Northeast ND (05/29/14)

Information from the Northeast region of North Dakota.

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North-Central ND (05/29/14)

Information from the North-Central region of North Dakota.

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Grass and Broadleaf Weeds have Emerged (05/29/14)

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.

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Crop Rotation Restrictions (05/29/14)

The following email shows the importance of reading and following footnotes on the Crop Rotation Restriction section in the ND Weed Control Guide:

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Spring Dicamba Application and Crop Planting Interval (05/29/14)

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.

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Plant now, Fertilize Later Common this Year (05/29/14)

With the struggle to farm between rain drops and tight fertilizer supplies, many growers throughout North Dakota are planting and then fertilizing later.

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Delayed Wheat Planting: Fungicide Seed Treatments vs. High Plant Population (05/29/14)

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.

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Dry Bean Seeding Rates (05/29/14)

Dry Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) is a healthy human food, high in protein, phosphorus, iron, vitamin B1 and fiber, with no cholesterol.

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2013 National Sunflower Crop Survey (05/29/14)

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.

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Not a Giant Mosquito (05/29/14)

Several calls have come in about these giant mosquito-like insects.

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Adult Alfalfa Weevil Emerging (05/29/14)

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).

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IPM Survey Starts (05/29/14)

Summer field scouts were trained in survey protocols on May 21st at the Carrington REC.

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Weather/Crop Phenology Maps (05/22/14)

Maps detailing percent normal rainfall, departure from normal average air temperature, and accumulated wheat growing degree days.

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South-Central ND (05/22/14)

Information from the South-Central region of North Dakota.

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