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North Central ND (05/23/19)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota

Much of the North Central region missed last weekend’s precipitation chances, especially from the Minot area and areas to the north and east. The Minot NDAWN station observed nothing more than a trace since May 12th. However, there remains some precipitation chances looking into the next few days. Perhaps, the benefit of no rain is the continued presence in the fields as farmers continue planting in the area. Some of the small grains and canola are now emerging throughout the region.

Canola flea beetle will continue to emerge as area temperatures continue to warm; however, the cooler weather of the past weekend has slowed that process for the moment, with warmer temperatures returning soon. Currently, populations remain low.

Do you have an interest in learning more about beneficial insects and their impact on the farm? NDSU Extension, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and other area partners are teaming up to present Good Bugs III: Farming with Beneficial Insects for Pest Control – Conservation Biocontrol on Rangeland and Cropland short course. This course will be offered on June 12th at the Hettinger Research Extension Center in Adams County and June 26th at the Burleigh County SCD Menoken Farm. Both courses will begin at 9 am local time and conclude around 4 pm. Registration is $30 until June 1st. Registration will rise to $40 after that date. Registration is available at If you have any question, please reach out to TJ Prochaska at


TJ Prochaska

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU North Central Research Extension Center

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