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South Central ND (5/11/17)

Information from the South Central region of North Dakota.

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Northwest ND (5/11/17)

Information from the Northwest region of North Dakota.

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North Central ND (5/11/17)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota.

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Weed ID Resources (5/11/17)

“Weeds of the West” is a highly recommended book for weed identification. It can be purchased on-line from several sources. There are several web-based resources that can also help with weed ID. I suspect many of you have already book-marked sites that show common weeds found in ND. Below are a few other resources you may consider.

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Cleaver/Catchweed Bedstraw Control (5/11/17)

Several reports show cleavers becoming more prevalent across northern North Dakota. Cleavers as known in Canada or Catchweed bedstraw (Galium aparine) as known in North Dakota is an annual and a winter annual resuming growth early in the spring.

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Absinth Wormwood Control (5/11/17)

Question: How can absinth wormwood be controlled in a newer alfalfa/grass pasture or CRP planting that he planted last year, but doesn’t want to kill the alfalfa. In looking through the alfalfa herbicides in the weed guide on pages 48-49 I see several herbicides recommended, such as Pursuit, Raptor, and 2,4 DB amine. They all indicate no wormwood control. Of the wormwood herbicides on page 65, how bad would Chaparral, Milestone or Tordon hurt the alfalfa?

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Preemergence Herbicides are a Proactive Approach for Weed Management (5/11/17)

Agriculturalists frequently advocate for use of preemergent herbicides. You heard state Extension Specialists recommend this in presentations during winter meetings and you have read it in trade magazines while you relax at home. Now it is time to put what you have heard and read into action. However, you are not so sure anymore, for some reason. The following evidence is intended to encourage you to apply herbicides preemergence.

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Crop Rotation Following Dicamba (5/11/17)

Review of the Banvel (generics) or Clarity labels may create questions when some rotational crops can be planted after dicamba application.

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Plant Now, Feed Later (5/11/17)

Due to the early spring fertilizer application delayed by weather, and early planting also delayed due to snow and field wetness, all crops and all fertilizer demands are being compressed into this week and next.

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New Publications and App Updates (5/11/17)

Pea Disease Diagnostic Series – PP1790, Fungicide Guide, & NDSU Extension Pest Management App

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NDSU Small Grain Disease Forecasting Site (5/11/17)

The disease forecasting tool is now available for the 2017 growing season

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Optimum Planting Dates for Small-Grains (5/11/17)

Planting in a timely manner can be an important determinant of yield.

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Weather Forecast: (5/11/17)

The May 11 through May 17, 2017 Weather Summary/Outlook

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Cereal Aphids in Winter Wheat (5/11/17)

Cereal aphids, English grain aphids and bird cherry oat aphids, were observed on May 9th in the winter wheat trial at Fargo by Dr. Friskop, NDSU Extension Plant Pathologist.

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Weather/Crop Phenology Maps (05/04/17)

Maps detailing percent normal rainfall and departure from normal average air temperature.

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Southwest ND (05/04/17)

Information from the Southwest region of North Dakota.

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South Central/East ND (05/04/17)

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

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North Central ND (05/04/17)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota.

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Basic First Aid for Snow-Damaged Trees (05/04/17)

Heavy snows have melted, exposing a lot of the damage they did to North Dakota’s trees this winter.

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