Crop & Pest Report
Weather Forecast: July 21 – July 27
Information from the Southwest region of North Dakota.
Information from the South Central region of North Dakota.
Information from the North Central region of North Dakota.
H1811 Bee-utiful Landscapes: Building a Pollinator Garden is now available from the NDSU Distribution Center or you can download the publication as a pdf from their website.
Question: Had a customer inform me this morning he is setting up a Valmar system on his side dress fertilizer rig so he can broadcast his cover crop mix while side dress application in corn. Is there a cheat sheet yet for what I can recommend for herbicides when considering there will be seeding of cover crop approximately 30 days later?
If you need to spray flowering sunflowers or other flowering field crops, please remember to PROTECT BEES by notifying bee keepers before an insecticide application.
Maps detailing corn accumulated daily growing days, percent normal rainfall, departure from normal average air temperature, and accumulated wheat growing degree days.
The IPM scouts are reporting increasing levels of foliar diseases in the wheat crop.
Heavy and/or frequent dews and warm temperatures provide a favorable environment for both sunflower rust and for dry edible bean rust.
How is the sugarbeet crop at this time?
After the recent weather systems that moved through North Dakota, there were reports of green snap on corn in several region of the state.
I’ve updated this scouting article on red sunflower seed weevil (RSSW) from last year’s Crop & Pest Report.
Pheromone traps run by the IPM Survey scouts showed higher numbers of banded sunflower moths located in southeast and north central North Dakota and increasing numbers of sunflower moths in north central North Dakota.
Over 100 fields were scouted by the IPM Scouts for soybean aphids the last two weeks.
I have received questions about the soybean aphid economic threshold, and some have suggested that the threshold be lowered.
Several late-seeded spring wheat fields in ND will be approaching flowering soon.
Last week several areas in North Dakota received significant rainfall and severe hail events. Hail damage in crops ranged from severe to complete defoliation.
Rainfall has been widespread this past week, providing much needed moisture in many areas of the state.
With the recent weather events that have moved through the region there were reports of hail damage to corn in the state.