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Northeast ND (08/30/18)

Information from the Northeast region of North Dakota.

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Pulse Crop Disease Scouting Summary (08/30/18)

NDSU pulse crop scouts (WREC: Shawn Postovit, NCREC: Graysyn Kitts) surveyed field pea, lentil and chickpea fields in northwest and north central North Dakota for diseases from late May until early August. Regular rainfall during the growing season led to environmental conditions suitable for disease development in all three crops.

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Northwest ND (08/30/18)

Information from the Northwest region of North Dakota.

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North Central ND (08/30/18)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota

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Palmer Amaranth Confirmed in North Dakota (08/30/18)

Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) a member of the pigweed family was found in North Dakota for the first time. Laboratory analysis confirmed that a plant found in a row crop field in McIntosh County in southcentral North Dakota is Palmer amaranth.

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Clubroot of Canola Alert (08/30/18)

Canola growers are strongly encouraged to scout canola fields for clubroot; particularly growers in Cavalier County.

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SCN Sampling (08/30/18)

FAQ about Soybean Cyst Nematode Sampling

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Minnesota SCN Soil Sampling Program (08/30/18)

The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotional Council (MSRPC) and University of Minnesota Extension have a soybean cyst nematode (SCN) sampling program for Minnesota farmers.

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North Dakota SCN Soil Sampling Program (08/30/18)

The NDSU Extension Service and the North Dakota Soybean Council are working together again to coordinate a soybean cyst nematode (SCN) soil testing program.

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Recommendations for Planting Winter Wheat – 2018 (08/30/18)

Given the more favorable spread between winter wheat and spring wheat prices (certainly compared to last year) and the early harvest of many crops to date, planting winter wheat this fall may make sense for many operations.

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NDSU 2018 Soybean IDC Scores Available (08/30/18)

Field choice and selecting a variety with tolerance to iron-deficiency chlorosis (IDC) are the most important management decisions producers will make in avoiding or reducing the negative yield effect of chlorosis.

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Cover Crop Field Day NDSU Campus (08/30/18)

Cover crop use, the benefits of cover crops, and how they can be used as part of an interseeding system in corn and soybeans will be the focus of a North Dakota State University Extension Field Day on Sept. 18.

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2018 IPM Survey Results – Small Grain (08/30/18)

The purpose of the IPM (Integrated Pest Management) Survey is to detect the presence and population levels of diseases and insect pests that are common in wheat and barley grown in North Dakota.

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New Soybean Gall Midge Found in other States (08/30/18)

A new insect, soybean gall midge (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) has been found in soybeans fields in neighboring states including Minnesota, eastern South Dakota, western Iowa and eastern Nebraska.

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Chlorpyrifos update (08/30/18)

Chlorpyrifos (trade names Lorsban 4E, Lorsban Advanced, Cobalt, Cobalt Advanced and several generic insecticides) belongs to the organophosphate group of insecticides, IRAC 1B, and is a widely used broad spectrum neurotoxic pesticide for control of many insect pests of field crops.

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The Complexity of Nitrogen (08/16/18)

My project with Abbey Wick includes a cover crop site NE of Gardner.

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Red Sunflower Seed Weevil High (08/16/18)

Continue to scout for red sunflower seed weevil.

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Soybean Aphids Still Low (08/16/18)

Hot weather has decreased the risk of economic soybean aphid infestations, and soybeans are maturing quickly.

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Scout for Spider Mites in Beans (08/16/18)

It is not surprising to see spider mites showing up in soybeans and dry beans with the hot dry weather.

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Grasshoppers on the Move! (08/16/18)

Grasshoppers have been increasing in parts of North Dakota (see IPM map) and infestations are reported in field edges of soybeans, sunflowers and field corn.

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