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North Central ND (07/11/19)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota

The North Central region continued to receive hit and miss storms over the last 7 days - NDAWN observations at several stations are as follows: Minot 0.05”; Rugby 0.14”; Bottineau 0.49”; Rolla 0.50”; Plaza 0.34”; Mohall 0.48”; and Garrison 1.83”. Overall, several growers continue to apply fungicides in the North Central region for possible disease as they continue scouting efforts. The IPM scout for the region continues to observe tan spot in some small grain fields.

Grasshoppers, aphids, and sawfly have also been detected. For some growers, grasshoppers have been a big deal along field edges. Grasshoppers have also been reported in sunflower over the last week. For the first time in 2019, wheat midge was detected in several traps last week. Wheat midge numbers were moderate in the Ward and McHenry County traps with low detections across the remainder of the area. Please keep in mind, these numbers are not considered an economic threshold, but rather suggest growers should be scouting. At this time, no sunflower moths have been detected in traps.

The NDSU North Central Research and Extension Center field day has been set for July 17th. The program begins at 8:30 am with a pest clinic. The tour begins at 9 am. Field day topics include hemp production strategies, weed control research, clubroot management and ID in canola, Omega-3 canola, Pulse production and potential pea release, and managing soils with beet lime. At 1 pm, the NCREC will host a wheat preharvest marketing seminar sponsored by the North Dakota Wheat Commission. Topics include marketing strategies for harvest and beyond (Mike Krueger of The Money Farm), challenges and opportunities for North Dakota wheat producers in 2019, and a demand outlook for hard red spring and durum wheats. A meal will be served for attendees at 12 noon. Both events can be attended free of charge.

TJ Prochaska

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU North Central Research Extension Center

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