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Southwest ND (05/06/21)

Information from the Southwest region of North Dakota

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South-Central/Southeast ND (05/06/21)

Information from the South Central/Southeast region of North Dakota.

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Northwest ND (05/06/21)

Information from the Northwest region of North Dakota.

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North Central ND (05/06/21)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota

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It Has Not Rained. What is the Fate of my Preemergent Sugarbeet Herbicides?

Sugarbeet growers use soil residual herbicides at planting to control kochia or waterhemp.

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Herbicide Supply Concerns in 2021 (05/06/21)

By now I am sure that most readers of Crop and Pest Report are aware of the supply concerns of certain herbicides this spring.

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Weed Seed in Wind-Blown Soil (05/06/21)

The wind erosion events in late March and early April certainly caused a lot of coffee shop and Twitter talk for a number of good reasons worth discussing.

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Weather Forecast (05/06/21)

The May 6 to May 12, 2021 Weather Summary and Outlook

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Fungicide Seed Treatments in Wheat (05/06/21)

With over 40% of the spring wheat crop seeded in the state (and some starting to emerge), one may be trying to determine if a fungicide seed treatment promoted better stand establishment, or perhaps if a fungicide seed treatment is needed on kernels that have yet to be seeded.

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Best Management Practices for Highest Returns in Sugarbeet (05/06/21)

Select your best fields for sugarbeet with highest preference going to a previous crop of wheat. Ensure there is proper drainage or else the environment will be favorable for soil-borne diseases later in the season. Prepare a friable, weed-free seedbed and fertilize in the fall or spring based on a soil test.

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Water: Is there a Problem with Too Much or Too Little? (05/06/21)

For North Dakota and Northwestern Minnesota, the above average precipitation pattern that started in 1993 resulted in unproductive areas along headlands and road-side or in-field ditches.

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Early Soybean Planting Considerations (05/06/21)

Soybean seeds take up water within the first hours after planting (imbibition period), if soil moisture is available, and will usually complete the initial water uptake within the first 24 to 30 hours.

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Northwest ND (04/29/21)

Information from the Northwest region of North Dakota.

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Southwest ND (04/29/21)

Information from the Southwest region of North Dakota

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North Central ND (04/29/21)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota

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South-Central/Southeast ND (04/29/21)

Information from the South Central/Southeast region of North Dakota.

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Winter Injury on Conifers (04/29/21)

Over the last month, pines and spruce trees throughout much of North Dakota have shown symptoms of decline. The causes are varied, and treatment recommendations are equally diverse.

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Stinger HL is New in 2021 (04/29/21)

Corteva Agriscience is introducing a ‘higher load’ formulation of clopyralid in corn, cereal crops, canola, and sugarbeet in North Dakota and Minnesota in 2021.

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Herbicide Carryover Concerns in 2021 (04/29/21)

The weather conditions from fall 2020 through spring of 2021 have been a completely different situation than on the same calendar dates a year ago.

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Reducing Fertilizer Rates in a Drought (04/29/21)

With the old ‘yield-goal’ mentality still alive and well unfortunately with many growers, there will be a tendency to greatly reduce fertilizer rates this spring.

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