Crop & Pest Report


Crop & Pest Report

Ammonia Application in a Drought (04/29/21)

A common question that farmers have in seasons of dry soil conditions is whether ammonia will be lost if the soil is too dry.

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Projections for 2021 Sugarbeet Crop (04/29/21)

Growers in the USA grow and process sugar from sugar cane and sugarbeet. Sugar cane is produced in Florida, Louisiana, and Texas and sugarbeet is produced in Minnesota, North Dakota, Idaho, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Oregon, California and Washington.

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Weather Forecast (04/29/21)

The April 29 to May 4, 2021 Weather Summary and Outlook

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Winter Wheat Vernalization (04/29/21)

Winter wheat covers a small fraction of acres in the state, however with the limited snow cover and drought conditions there are concerns about whether or not winter wheat vernalized.

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Soybean Seeding Rate and Row Spacing (04/29/21)

North Dakota State University has a long tradition of recommending the establishment of a soybean population of 150,000 plants per acre, across row spacings.

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“Notes from the Field,” Webinar Series (04/29/21)

Join soybean research and Extension specialists, from land-grant institutions across the United States, including North Dakota State University, for monthly informal discussion on production topics of timely relevance. Bring your questions!

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Good Bugs Webinar Series (04/29/21)

Webinar Series: Farming with Beneficial Insects for Pest Control and Conservation Biocontrol

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Welcome 2021!

New Season underway

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South-Central/Southeast ND (09/24/20)

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

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Northwest ND (09/24/20)

Information from the Northwest region of North Dakota.

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Northeast ND (09/24/20)

Information from the Northeast region of North Dakota.

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North Central ND (09/24/20)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota

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Fall Needle Drop in Evergreens – This is Normal (09/24/20)

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been getting a lot of calls and emails regarding evergreen needles turning brown or yellow.

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Effectiveness of Using Low Rates of Plant Nutrients (09/24/20)

A very revised edition of ‘Effectiveness of Using Low Rates of Plant Nutrients’ is now available

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Soil Considerations for 2021 (09/24/20)

Prevent plant acres to 2021 crop. Sampling before soybean. Gypsum for amending soil pH and an amendment for reducing soil salt.

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Iowa Grower Encourages Soybean Growers to Sample for Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) this Fall. (09/24/20)

I encourage soybean growers to watch a 3-minute video of Mr. Ron Heck, soybean grower from Iowa, talking about his experience with SCN in the 1990s -2000s.

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Soybean Frogeye Leaf Spot Update (09/24/20)

During the week of September 7th, we conducted a survey to determine the prevalence of Frogeye Leaf Spot in North Dakota soybeans.

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Soybean Damaged by Frost (09/24/20)

Many areas in North Dakota experienced frost around September 8 and 9th.

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Effect of Frost Damage on Immature Corn (09/24/20)

When freezing temperatures arrived in the state earlier this month most of the corn was not mature. Important questions arising from this event include: What kind of yield loss resulted from this early end of season? Will the crop’s test weight be low? Will frost damaged immature corn dry-down more slowly than mature corn? As with most agronomic questions, the answers to these questions are, it depends!

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2020 Soybean and Sunflower IPM Survey (09/24/20)

NDSU IPM field scouts surveyed a total of 563 soybean fields and 181 sunflower fields in North Dakota during 2020.

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