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Basic First Aid for Snow-Damaged Trees (05/04/17)

Heavy snows have melted, exposing a lot of the damage they did to North Dakota’s trees this winter.

Basic First Aid for Snow-Damaged Trees (05/04/17) - Read More…

Webs in my Trees (05/04/17)

Look for webs in the forks of trees or branches in the spring, especially on cherry, chokecherry and plum trees. You may see webbing and small caterpillars crawling around on webs.

Webs in my Trees (05/04/17) - Read More…

Waterhemp Control in Sugarbeet (05/04/17)

Congratulations if you planted sugarbeet the week of April 9 and are starting to see emergence this week. Your sugarbeet crop should reach the 2-lf stage by approximately May 12th or timing for application of one of the chloroacetamide herbicides for waterhemp control.

Waterhemp Control in Sugarbeet (05/04/17) - Read More…

Herbicide Labeled on Safflower (05/04/17)

The North Dakota Department of Agriculture issued FIFRA Section 24(c) Special Local Needs (SLN) registration ND-170004 to FMC Corporation.

Herbicide Labeled on Safflower (05/04/17) - Read More…

Herbicide Activity in Cold Weather (05/04/17)

This may not apply now that temperatures have warmed but the answer should be a good refresher.

Herbicide Activity in Cold Weather (05/04/17) - Read More…

Weed ID (05/04/17)

Calls and weeds ID photos are coming in for ID again this year like most other years. The two plants most asked are the following. Yellow Whitlowwort Fairy Candelabra

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Urease Inhibitors/Nitrification Inhibitors (05/04/17) Correction Included

There are a number of products on the market that include a urease inhibitor or nitrification inhibitor on their label.

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Discolorations and Pathogens Associated with Wheat Kernels (05/04/17)

Small grain planting season is in full swing and several questions pertaining to discolored wheat seed lots have been asked over the past few weeks.

Discolorations and Pathogens Associated with Wheat Kernels (05/04/17) - Read More…

NDSU Potato Blightline to Operate in 2017 (05/04/17)

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 2017.

NDSU Potato Blightline to Operate in 2017 (05/04/17) - Read More…

Physiological Disorders of Potato Seed Tubers (05/04/17)

The wet growing conditions and extended harvest last year could have led to physiological disorders in seed potatoes.

Physiological Disorders of Potato Seed Tubers (05/04/17) - Read More…

Soybean Producer Survey (05/04/17)

A Soybean Producer Survey collected data from 829 soybean fields during the 2014-2016 growing seasons. Highlights of the survey are listed.

Soybean Producer Survey (05/04/17) - Read More…

Planting Corn into Cold Soils (05/04/17)

Unlike the last two springs when planting rates for all crops were well ahead of average, the area planted this spring lags behind the average in North Dakota.

Planting Corn into Cold Soils (05/04/17) - Read More…

Metolachlor VS. S-Metolachlor (05/04/17)

A very common question referenced ‘generic metolachlor’ in winter meetings. The conversation went something like this….’I really like the price point for ‘product xyz’ and I wonder if I can use it in sugarbeet.’ I have a five-part answer:

Metolachlor VS. S-Metolachlor (05/04/17) - Read More…

Northeast ND (05/04/17)

Information from the Northeast region of North Dakota.

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Weather/Crop Phenology Maps (09/15/16)

Maps detailing corn accumulated daily growing days, percent normal rainfall, departure from normal average air temperature, and accumulated wheat growing degree days.

Weather/Crop Phenology Maps (09/15/16) - Read More…

The Autumn Weather Outlook (09/15/16)

Traditionally in this space I attempt to give an accurate weather outlook with potential impacts in agriculture for the next 7 days. As this will be the last Crop and Pest Report for 2016, instead, I will give some of my current thoughts on the weather pattern through the end of October.

The Autumn Weather Outlook (09/15/16) - Read More…

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