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North Central ND (05/21/20)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota

Cooler temperatures at the start of last week may have slowed planting progress just a bit in the North Central region, however, warmer temperatures arrived the second half of last week allowing growers to get back in the field. Those temperatures are forecasted to continue warming into much of this week with many areas forecasted into the mid-80s. Currently, small grains are emerging throughout the area. Pulses should be emerging soon if they have not already started in some areas. Corn and canola planting are now underway at the NCREC. Here are some quick precipitation reports from the last week (starting May 10th): Minot: 0.05”; Bottineau: 0.34”; Garrison: 0.11”; Karlsruhe: 0.15”; Mohall: 0.25”; Plaza: 0.14”; and Rugby: 0.05”. Bare soil temperatures at the NCREC was observed at 65F as of May 18th.

Canola flea beetle populations continue to be low at the NCREC trapping site. However, as temperatures warm and canola begins to emerge, those numbers will begin to rise making scouting more important. Please refer to the May 2nd issue of the Crop and Pest Report for more information on Canola Flea Beetles. A stray cutworm or two has been observed at the NCREC. As I have scouted some of the field areas around the NCREC, some dandelion, kochia, and foxtail have been observed.


TJ Prochaska

Extension Crop Protection Specialist

NDSU North Central Research Extension Center

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