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Clarification of Revisions to the Crop Rotation Restriction Table (05/14/15)

Last week in the Crop and Pest Report the following was listed as corrections to pages 102-103 in the Crop Rotation Restriction table in the 2015 ND Weed Guide.

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Yellow whitlowwort (05/14/15)

Calls are coming in about yellow whitlowwort (Draba nemorosa) identification again this year like most other years.

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Sugarbeet Plant Populations for Highest Yield and Quality (05/14/15)

Researchers at North Dakota State University and the University of Minnesota have demonstrated that a wide range of plant population with uniformly spaced plants resulted in high recoverable sucrose, but plant populations of 175 to 200 plants per 100 foot of 22-inch wide rows consistently resulted in the maximum recoverable sucrose per acre. It is important that the plants be evenly spaced within the rows.

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Soybean Cyst Distribution in North Dakota (05/14/15)

During the last two growing seasons, Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) has been confirmed in seven additional North Dakota counties.

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NDSU Potato Blightline to Operate in 2015 (05/14/15)

The Plant Pathology Department at North Dakota State University will again be providing the potato Blightline service at no charge to the potato industry of North Dakota and western Minnesota in 2015.

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Carefully Manage your Spring-Seeded Cereals as Cover Crops in Sugarbeet (05/14/15)

Cereal grains are often used as cover crops in sugarbeet to reduce the effects from wind and blowing soil on sugarbeet.

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Good Bug Corner (05/14/15)

This week’s feature is spiders; which are closely related to insects, but in the Class Arachnida.

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Cutworms Active (05/14/15)

Early season cutworms are starting to show up in fields.

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Weather/Crop Phenology Maps (05/07/15)

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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South Central ND (05/07/15)

Information from the South Central region of North Dakota.

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Northeast ND (05/07/15)

Information from the Northeast region of North Dakota.

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North Central ND (05/07/15)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota.

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Clover Mites – A Nuisance in Homes (05/07/15)

Do you see small dots moving around on the inside of your window sill or climbing up the sides of house on the sunny-side (south or west)?

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Rotating to Barley after Pursuit or Raptor (05/07/15)

A significant increase in barley acres this year will cause a closer look at rotation restrictions from residual herbicides applied last year.

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Revisions to the Crop Rotation Restriction Table (05/07/15)

The following are corrections to pages 102-103 in the Crop Rotation Restriction table in the 2015 ND Weed Guide that were supposed to be included in the guide.

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Weed Alert – Common Lambsquarters (05/07/15)

We have enjoyed an early spring in 2015. We did not have much snow and bare soil temperatures began to increase in March.

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Dry bean herbicide approved by ND Dept of Ag (05/07/15)

The ND Department of Ag has issued a Special Local Needs (SLN) registration to FMC Corporation enabling North Dakota dry bean producers to manage broadleaf weeds, including kochia and ALS-resistant kochia with Spartan® Elite herbicide.

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Soil Temperature and Germination of Sugarbeet Seeds (05/07/15)

Sugarbeet seeds germinate and emerge over a wide temperature range in the presence of adequate moisture and oxygen.

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Wake Up Call (05/07/15)

This winter, we had the unhappy reminder that we live in a very windy place. The Fargo radio was abuzz with calls about ‘black snow’ and some suggested that it was from oil-field flaring.

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Overview of Wheat Seed Treatments (05/07/15)

Seed treatments are very important in wheat production and the decision to use one can revolve around several factors such as crop rotation, seed source, planting conditions, history of pest problems, and economics.

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