Crop & Pest Report
The NDSU Plant Diagnostic lab is open to the public. To support two technicians and to be able to purchase supplies and maintain equipment, a small fee applies to processing and diagnosing samples. Services and fees are available online at www.ag.ndsu.edu/pdl.
In 2013, the NDSU Plant Diagnostic Lab processed over ¬¬¬2,330 samples.
Many weeds are much easier to control through soil-applied herbicides rather than relying only on POST herbicides – namely kochia and lambsquarters.
Despite cold soil temperatures which has delayed dandelion emergence, managing dandelion in no-tillage soybean will be an issue again this season.
Are sugarbeet growers compromising yield due to delayed planting? Many of you might be familiar with the elegant tables that project corn yield against planting date.
Salinity is rearing its ugly head this spring as a result of a relatively high water table from all the rain last fall, limited flushing of salts as a result of low snow cover/melting and high evaporation from fall tillage and lack of soil residue since most of it blew across fields this winter.
There were serious incidences of field pea root rots in the north central and the north western regions of North Dakota last year.
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Almost all NDAWN locations have had continuous days of weather favorable for tan spot infection in the past week
Many people have been concerned in the last few weeks regarding problems with apple trees – both edible apples and ornamental crabapples – especially from the western part of the state.
Usually the inside field perimeter has a greater weed density, diversity, and plant growth compared to the center of the field. Allowing weeds to produce seeds along the outside field perimeter is one reason for the greater weed density in the inside field perimeter.