Crop & Pest Report


Crop & Pest Report


Sub-Lethal Rates of Dicamba (07/13/17)

Recent published research shows Palmer amaranth plants that survive sub-lethal rates of dicamba can pass a greater level tolerance to successive generations.

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Waterhemp is Beginning to Flower (07/13/17)

I was collecting notes in one of my waterhemp control experiments last week and observed evidence of flowering.

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Expectations of Fungicides Applied to Wheat at Flowering under Dry Conditions (07/13/17)

Severe Fusarium head blight problems over the past couple growing seasons have plagued durum and spring wheat growers in northcentral and northwestern North Dakota.

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NDSU Canola Doctor App (07/13/17)

The NDSU Canola Doctor App (Figure 1) delivers critical information on diseases and pests, including alerts, the Sclerotinia risk map and risk calculator, images and management tools to optimize canola production in North Dakota.

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Managing Bacterial Blight in Dry Beans (07/13/17)

Recent thunderstorms in Northeast ND and Northwest MN have created a favorable environment for bacterial blight in dry beans.

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Estimating Wheat Yield (07/13/17)

For early-planted wheat, there are several methods for estimating yield based on yield components.

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Blooming Progress (07/13/17)

Most of the broadleaf crops in our area have transitioned from the vegetative stage to the reproductive phase of their life cycle.

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Banded Sunflower Moth Flying (07/13/17)

Banded sunflower moth has just started to emerge based on pheromone trapping data from IPM scouts in North Dakota.

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Soybean Aphids & Spider Mites Increasing (07/13/17)

Soybean aphids and spider mites are starting to increase in soybean fields.

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Cereal Aphids on Wheat Heads (07/13/17)

IPM scouts and numerous calls/emails from crop consultants, growers and ag dealers have reported increasing cereal aphid population, especially English grain aphids, on heads of wheat. In some cases, the wheat heads have many aphids on the wheat heads (see photo).

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Dogbane Beetles Widely Reported (07/13/17)

With all of the recent media attention surrounding Japanese beetles in North Dakota, and our request to document and report any suspect insects, NDSU Extension Entomology has received several insect identification requests via photographs and actual samples.

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White Mold Review (07/13/17)

While much of the state is experiencing a drought, some locations in the North have had adequate water where white mold may be a concern in broadleaf crops.

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Weather Forecast: (07/06/17)

The July 6 through July 12, 2017 Weather Summary/Outlook

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Southwest ND (07/06/17)

Information from the Southwest region of North Dakota.

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South Central/East ND (07/06/17)

Information from the South Central/East region of North Dakota.

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Northeast ND (07/06/17)

Information from the Northeast region of North Dakota.

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Northwest ND (07/06/17)

Information from the Northwest region of North Dakota.

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North Central ND (07/06/17)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota.

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Keep Stored Grain Cool and Dry During Summer (07/06/17)

Stored grain needs to be cool and dry during summer storage. Cold or cool grain has been safely stored through the summer for many years. Keeping the grain as cool as possible should be the goal of summer grain storage.

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Herbicide Drift to Vegetables (07/06/17)

Question: My garden got over-sprayed from our field sprayer. Is it safe to still eat my peas after washing? The potatoes and tomatoes and hot peppers look ok the rest of the Garden is sick and the leaves are covered with spots, cucumbers, squash, peas, green beans exactly the same as the beans in the field.

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