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North Central ND (06/11/20)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota

Some much welcomed rain was observed across the state this past weekend, however, many could have gone without the severe weather component. Observed reports of precipitation throughout the area were as follows (week starting May 31st): Minot: 0.62” (NCREC: 0.74”); Bottineau: 0.66”; Garrison: 0.89”; Karlsruhe: 0.41”; Mohall: 0.92”; Plaza: 0.45”; and Rugby: 0.35”. Bare soil temperatures at the NCREC was observed at 73F as of June 8th. Some hit and miss showers could be possible throughout the week.

Spring wheat continues to advance through the tillering stages. Soybean is in the cotyledon stage with field pea in the V3 to V4 vegetative stages. Canola is observed between the rosette and the V2 stage. Canola flea beetle populations continue to hold in the area. Some hit and miss grasshoppers are being observed in area ditches near field edges. Nothing to be concerned of yet – but something to take note of at this time. Herbicide applications are continuing in the area when weather permits. Spencer Furniss and Riley Racine will be serving as the area scouts for the Summer of 2020. They are based out of the NCREC will begin their duties this week scouting for any potential crop disease and insect issues that may be in the area.


TJ Prochaska

Extension Crop Protection Specialist

NDSU North Central Research Extension Center

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