Crop & Pest Report
Maps detailing corn accumulated daily growing days, percent normal rainfall, departure from normal average air temperature, and accumulated wheat growing degree days.
Weather Forecast: May 5 – May 11
Information from the Southwest region of North Dakota
Information from the South Central region of North Dakota.
Information from the Northeast region of North Dakota.
GET TO KNOW: TRAVIS “TJ” PROCHASKA
With warmer spring weather, tick season is upon us. So far, we have identified the smaller black legged tick (or deer tick), Ixodes scapularis, and the larger dog ticks, Dermacentor variabilis, from areas of North Dakota and Minnesota.
News and updates on the Plant Diagnostic Lab.
A survey of weed control and production practices in sugarbeet has been compiled annually since 1968.
You may have read about Warrant Ultra, a premix of encapsulated acetochlor and fomesafen (you may know of it as Reflex).
My colleagues in the soil fertility world have often assumed that shallow (inch or so) incorporation of urea was better than no incorporation at all.
This spring has seen several days of major topsoil loss in the Red River Valley of North Dakota and other areas of the state where conventional tillage and dry top soil conditions were present.
The Irrigated Corn category within the North Dakota Corn N Calculator https://www.ndsu.edu/pubweb/soils/corn/ is not accessing the data it should to provide N recommendation values.
The NDSU Extension Pest Management App (which houses information from the Plant Disease Management Guide, Insect Control Guide and Weed Control Guide) has recently been updated with new features.
Additions to the 2016 North Dakota Field Crop Plant Disease Management Guide (Fungicide Guide) (05/05/16)
Each year the NDSU Extension Plant Pathology team receives information to update the fungicide guide and the table below highlights the recent additions of recently labeled of combinations of active ingredients.
The Plant Pathology Department at North Dakota State University will again be providing the potato Blightline service at no charge to the potato industry of North Dakota and western Minnesota in 2016.
It is estimated that the US will plant 1.159 million acres of sugarbeet in 2016. American Crystal Sugar Company will plant just over 400,000 acres, Minn-Dak will plant 115,000 acres, and Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative will plant about 119,000 acres.
When trying to calculate the amount of potato seed needed, the row spacing, within-row spacing, and seed size need to be taken into consideration.
What Do the Results from Recent Seeding Rate Studies Suggest for New Spring Wheat Varieties? (05/05/16)
Last season we concluded a rather large multi-year, multi-location experiment to determine the optimum seeding rate for a range of diverse spring wheat varieties.
Data collected from over 200 soybean fields in North Dakota were used for this report. A number of additional surveys are still being processed. In further analysis, interactions will also be examined.