Crop & Pest Report


Crop & Pest Report


Fertilizing Alfalfa Following First Cutting (06/15/17)

The ideal time to fertilize alfalfa is following first cutting. For most of the state this is now, before regrowth takes off.

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Fusarium Head Blight Risk (06/15/17)

Winter wheat is flowering or near flowering and some spring wheat fields are starting to head.

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IPM Survey – Wheat Disease Update (06/15/17)

The IPM scouts visited 127 wheat fields and 18 barley fields. Spring wheat growth stages varied from tillering stages to heading.

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Sclerotinia Risk Map and Risk Calculator will begin June 18th (06/15/17)

The first Sclerotinia risk map for the 2017 season will be available on June 18th.

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Syngenta Sells Its Sugarbeet Seed Division (06/15/17)

Syngenta recently announced its intent to sell its sugarbeet seed business to Danish Company DLF Seeds.

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Small Grains Are Short At Heading – Will It Impact Yield? (06/15/17)

I received a call this week from a grower wondering why his wheat was so short as it approached heading. He explained that his crop had not suffered unduly from drought stress; it had tillered well, and had a nice green color.

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Degree Day Update for Aphthona Flea Beetles (06/15/17)

To determine when to begin scouting for adult flea beetles, use the accumulated growing degree days (AGDD) for sunflower (base of 44 F) on NDAWN – sunflower degree days/growth stage application.

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Barley Thrips Increasing (06/15/17)

Barley thrips were observed in 55% of the fields surveyed by the IPM Scouts throughout the state, and ranged from 0-18 thrips per stems.

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Northeast ND (06/08/17)

Information from the Northeast region of North Dakota.

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Application of Pesticides During Periods of High Temperature and Low Humidity (06/08/17)

Application of Pesticides During Periods of High Temperature and Low Humidity

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Silver Sage Control (06/08/17)

Question: Has there been any recent studies on Silver Sage control?

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Weather Forecast: (06/08/17)

The June 8 through June 15, 2017 Weather Summary/Outlook

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Southwest ND (06/08/17)

Information from the Southwest region of North Dakota.

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South-Central/East ND (06/08/17)

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

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North Central ND (06/08/17)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota.

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Drought Stress on Newly Planted Trees (06/08/17)

With nearly 1 quarter of North Dakota experiencing ‘moderate drought’ and the remainder of the state observing ‘abnormally dry’ conditions, recently planted trees may be suffering from drought stress.

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Waste Pesticide Collections Slated for July and August (06/08/17)

Farmers, ranchers, pesticide dealers and applicators, government agencies and homeowners with unusable pesticides can bring them to Project Safe Send. The collected pesticides are shipped out of state for incineration.

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Clarification of Adjuvant Use With Beyond in Wheat, Lentil, and Sunflower (06/08/17)

The following adjuvant clarifications were submitted by Dr. Brian Jenks, Weed Scientist at the North Central R&E Center in Minot and these recommendations supersede all adjuvant recommendations in the ND Weed Control Guide:

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