Crop & Pest Report
We have enjoyed an early spring in 2015. We did not have much snow and bare soil temperatures began to increase in March.
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.
Sugarbeet seeds germinate and emerge over a wide temperature range in the presence of adequate moisture and oxygen.
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.
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.
Topics Covered include: Sugar production from sugarcane and sugarbeet U.S. sugarbeet acreage Minnesota and North Dakota What are some basic practices growers can follow? What is the status of sugarbeet planting? Practice safety
Two questions are on farmers minds. First, how long will soil-applied herbicides ‘last’ in the soil if it doesn’t rain and second, should a farmer consider using a rotary hoe or drag harrow to incorporate herbicides?
We will be running a “good” bug section in the newsletter this year to increase knowledge and identification of good or beneficial insects.
This table summarizes the transgenic traits that are available in corn for insect and weed management. Dr. Chris DiFonzo, Field Crops Entomologist, of Michigan State University updates the table each year.
Plantings of small grains are ahead of average and have emerged in many fields. Though somewhat on the dry side, conditions have generally been good for small grain emergence.
Information from the South Central region of North Dakota.
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 Northwest region of North Dakota.
Information from the North Central region of North Dakota.
It’s the time of the year when many growers are preparing for fall harvest. It’s also the time of the year when growers begin to look ahead to 2015.
The 46th annual sugarbeet production practices survey will be mailed to sugarbeet growers in September.
Here are my recommendations for North Dakota N application.
If you are a sugar beet grower (tough year, eh?) and your consultant still has a working 4 foot soil sampler, by all means have them use it.
Years ago, there was a formula that NDSU published that offered an adjustment for nitrate levels in soil samples obtained before the end of September.
Many reports indicate that the 2014 small grain yields will be some of the largest ever.