Crop & Pest Report


Crop & Pest Report


Tent Caterpillars (06/02/16)

Forest tent caterpillars (Malacosoma disstria) and Eastern tent caterpillars (Malacosoma americanum) are feeding on tree foliage this time of year.

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Scout for Waterhemp in Sugarbeet (06/02/16)

Most areas in the sugarbeet growing region received precipitation last week.

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ND SLN Labels Renewed (06/02/16)

Dow petitioned the ND Department of Ag to renew two SLN labels for the product Sonalan 10G.

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Waterpod (06/02/16)

Each year it seems a different weed becomes the mystery weed to identify.

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Group 2 Herbicide Resistance – ND Update (06/02/16)

Another herbicide resistance issue was identified in 2015.

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Sidedress Time Approaches (06/02/16)

Corn in some areas is approaching V5 growth stage, which is the stage in which most side-dress N application should begin in this region.

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Fusarium Head Blight (Scab) Risk in Winter Wheat (06/02/16)

Fusarium head blight (scab) risk season has begun in North Dakota as some of the winter wheat fields in the state have headed.

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Field Pea Diseases Review: Bacterial Blight and Brown Spot: (06/02/16)

Bacterial blight is generally not considered an economically important disease of field peas in North Dakota, but severe losses to the disease have been reported in neighboring states.

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Field Pea Diseases Review: White Mold/Sclerotinia: (06/02/16)

White mold is rarely a disease of economic importance in dryland field pea production but can be important in irrigated peas.

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Field Pea Diseases Review: Powdery Mildew: (06/02/16)

Powdery mildew can be a very important disease when conditions are favorable. It reduces seed size and can sharply reduce yields if it develops during early to mid-pod development.

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Field Pea Diseases Review: Ascochyta /Mycosphaerella Blight: (06/02/16)

Ascochyta/Mycosphaerella blight can be an economically important disease when cool, wet weather occurs during bloom and pod-fill.

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Managing Rhizoctonia Root Rot of Sugarbeet (06/02/16)

The fungus Rhizoctonia solani causes Rhizoctonia damping-off, crown and root rot of sugarbeet in North Dakota and Minnesota.

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Potential Impacts of Poor Corn Emergence (06/02/16)

In general, plant stands in most corn fields look great this year, especially when traveling on a paved road at the speed limit.

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Estimating Plant Density with the Hoop Method (06/02/16)

In the beginning of the growing season it is important to evaluate how many of the seeds actually made it into a growing seedling.

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Sugarbeet Root Maggot: High Activity Expected Next Week! (06/02/16)

Sugarbeet root maggot (SBRM) fly activity is currently at low levels throughout most of the Red River Valley (RRV); however, several sites within the Valley will experience very high populations this year.

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Mystery Insect (06/02/16)

This insect (life stage) was observed in garden soil in Burleigh County.

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Scout for Grasshoppers (06/02/16)

IPM Scouts have observed very low numbers of grasshopper nymphs (only 1 nymph per square yard) that have just hatched in field ditches in Cass and Barnes counties in SE ND.

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IPM Crop Scouting (06/02/16)

The IPM (Integrated Pest Management) field scouts training was conducted on May 25th at the Carrington REC.

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Weather/Crop Phenology Maps (05/26/16)

Maps detailing corn accumulated daily growing days, percent normal rainfall, departure from normal average air temperature, and accumulated wheat growing degree days.

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