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Frost Damage in Small Grains and Corn (05/21/15)

Air temperatures recently dipped below freezing in much of North Dakota. Since most of the small grains had been planted and emerged and some of the corn, there is concern about the type of damage this cold weather may have caused.

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Canola and Frost Damage (05/21/15)

During the middle of May 2015, early morning frost occurred in many parts of North Dakota. The temperature at which freezing injury may take place in canola varies with the growth stage of the plant, soil moisture content, and the length of time the temperature is below freezing.

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Good Bug Corner (05/21/15)

This week’s featured group is beneficial wasps (also called parasitoids) that attack and kill eggs and immature stages of many insect pests. Parasitoids are described as tiny wasps in the insect order Hymenoptera and include many different families (Braconidae and Ichneumonidae, for example).

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Watch Out for these Invasive Insect Pests (05/21/15)

Since the cold temperatures have slowed insect pest activity this past week, I thought this would be a good opportunity to update you on the status of a few invasive insect pests of field crops. Please look for these invasive insect pests when you are out scouting fields or around your home.

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Fertilizer with the Seed (5/11/17)

The restrictions on fertilizer rate that can be relatively safe to apply with the seed are based on a combination of salt and urea injury hazard. Both can reduce seed germination when fertilizer is applied with the seed.

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Soybean Cyst Nematode Distribution in North Dakota (5/11/17)

Since 2013, over 2,200 soil-samples have been submitted as part of a state-wide survey for Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN).

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Canola Early Season Growth Stages (5/11/17)

Understanding the growth and development of a canola plant helps the producer make more effective management decisions.

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