Crop & Pest Report
White mold is a concern in most broadleaf crops once they enter bloom. Canola is blooming in some of the state and soybeans and dry edible beans are just entering bloom or will be shortly. Assessing your risk for white mold is very important in managing the disease.
What are the Characteristics and Major Management Strategy for Fusarium Yellows of Sugarbeet? (07/09/15)
Fusarium yellows were first observed very early at the American Crystal Coded Research trial and the NDSU research sites in Moorhead, MN.
The IPM Survey scouts captured the first banded sunflower moths in pheromone traps located in Richland, Ramsey and Cavalier Counties of North Dakota last week.
Armyworms are becoming a concern in maturing wheat and barley fields in Cass, Grand Forks and Steele Counties of North Dakota.
This week’s Good Bug Corner featured insect is Megarhyssa atrata, in the family Ichneumonidae.
The degree-day model (NDSU North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network website) indicates that 50-90% of the females have emerged and are flying.
Time to start scouting for soybean aphids.
Weather Forecast: July 2 – July 8
Maps detailing corn accumulated daily growing days, percent normal rainfall, departure from normal average air temperature, and accumulated wheat growing degree days.
Information from the Southwest region of North Dakota
Information from the South Central region of North Dakota.
Information from the Northeast region of North Dakota.
Question: A grower has an injection sprayer and has treated the spray solution with a water conditioner. Since I am injecting glyphosate into the water stream and then is ejected out the nozzle a second later, is the water conditioner adjuvant actually doing anything?
Question: Several of my growers have been using the formula listed in section #11 on page 72 in the 2015 ND Weed Control Guide to assess their water quality and AMS requirements:
Growers and crop consultants in the Valley are well acquainted with iron deficiency chlorosis (IDC) through years of experience.
The NDSU forecasting website indicates that most of the state is in low to moderate scab risk for susceptible varieties.
The cool, wet weather in June provided ideal conditions for the development of great looking wheat crop.
Cercospora leaf spot (CLS) (Figure 1 A, B) is the most damaging leaf disease of sugarbeet in North Dakota and Minnesota.
Planting winter wheat is probably not a priority right now. However, for those that had prevented plant acres that are considering establishing a residue crop, now is the time to act.
Soybean plants have the ability to form a symbiotic relationship with nitrogen-fixing bacteria (Bradyrhizobium japonicum), which cause the formation of nodules (small swellings) on the root system.