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North Central ND (07/09/20)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota

Severe weather impacted parts of the region once again this week with some heavy rain, strong winds, and hail.  Here are the observed reports of precipitation throughout the area for the last week (week starting June 28th): Minot: 2.22”; Bottineau: 2.76”; Garrison: 4.52”; Karlsruhe: 1.88”; Mohall: 2.52”; Plaza: 3.90”; and Rugby: 1.45”.  Bare soil temperatures at the NCREC was observed at 82F as of July 6th

Precipitation kept many growers out of the fields last week.  Before some of the heavy rainfall arrived, some growers were making fungicide applications.  That included some of my research at the NCREC.  A combination of the humidity and precipitation led me to make a few flag leaf fungicide applications.  I also spoke to a couple growers who were experiencing a random hotspot for grasshoppers in the area.  Continue to be scouting for any possible disease and insect issues that could be arising.

 

TJ Prochaska

Extension Crop Protection Specialist

NDSU North Central Research Extension Center

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