Crop & Pest Report


Crop & Pest Report

Roundup Ready 2 Xtend Soybeans Gain Eu Import Approval (07/28/16)

The European Commission has granted import approval for Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans which for allows for the import and food/feed use of Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans into the European Union.

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Molecular Herbicide Resistance Testing (07/28/16)

This may not apply to most of you but there is molecular testing available to confirm herbicide resistance to herbicides.

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Why was 2016 a "Bad" Year for IDC in Soybeans? (07/28/16)

One question I have been asked very often over the years is, "Why is the chlorosis so bad this year?"

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Nodulation Woes (07/28/16)

There have been a couple calls lately about poorly nodulated soybean in fields that were not previously planted to soybean or have not been planted to soybean in over 10 years.

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Pea and Lentil Disease Update (07/28/16)

Scouting of peas and lentils in Burke, Williams, Divide, Mountrail and McKenzie Counties for foliar disease continues as earlier planted crops start to come off the field (Adam Carlson, Crop Scout NDSU).

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Estimating Corn Yield before Harvest (07/28/16)

As pollination is finishing throughout the North Dakota corn growing region, we can now make the first estimate of the grain yield potential of a field since the number of ears and number of kernels per ear can be fairly accurately estimated.

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Mystery Insect (07/28/16)

This week’s mystery insect is a giant ichneumonid wasp called Megarhyssa atrata.

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Scouting Tips for Red Sunflower Seed Weevil (07/28/16)

The USDA NASS reports that 22% of the sunflowers were blooming in North Dakota (USDA NASS News Release – July 25, 2016).

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Sunflower Insect Traps (07/28/16)

Pheromone trap catches continue to show high numbers of banded sunflower moths and sunflower moths located in southeast and north central North Dakota (see maps below).

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Soybean Aphid Continues to be Low (07/28/16)

About 135 fields were scouted by the NDSU and UMN Crop IPM Scouts for soybean aphids the last two weeks.

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Alfalfa Webworm in Soybeans and Sunflowers (07/28/16)

Alfalfa webworm larvae (worms) have been observed causing foliar defoliation in soybeans and sunflower, mainly in the north central area of North Dakota. Some of the field reports include Makoti, Minot, Mohall and Max.

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Southwest ND (07/21/16)

Information from the Southwest region of North Dakota.

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South Central ND (07/21/16)

Information from the South Central region of North Dakota.

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North Central ND (07/21/16)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota.

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New Pollinator Bee Gardening Extension Fact Sheet Available (07/21/16)

H1811 Bee-utiful Landscapes: Building a Pollinator Garden is now available from the NDSU Distribution Center or you can download the publication as a pdf from their website.

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Herbicides Safe to Cover Crops (07/21/16)

Question: Had a customer inform me this morning he is setting up a Valmar system on his side dress fertilizer rig so he can broadcast his cover crop mix while side dress application in corn. Is there a cheat sheet yet for what I can recommend for herbicides when considering there will be seeding of cover crop approximately 30 days later?

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Protect Bees from Pesticide Poisoning (07/21/16)

If you need to spray flowering sunflowers or other flowering field crops, please remember to PROTECT BEES by notifying bee keepers before an insecticide application.

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Weather/Crop Phenology Maps (07/21/16)

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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Wheat Foliar Disease Update – IPM Survey (07/21/16)

The IPM scouts are reporting increasing levels of foliar diseases in the wheat crop.

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