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North Central ND (07/16/20)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota

Rain and showers have continued to be part of the headlines over the last week across the north central region of the state.  Observed reports of precipitation throughout the area for the last week (week starting July 5th) include: Minot: 0.58” (NCREC 0.65”); Bottineau: 1.18”; Garrison: 0.41”; Karlsruhe: 1.02”; Mohall: 1.41”; Plaza: 0.70”; and Rugby: 0.79”.  Bare soil temperatures at the NCREC was observed at 76F as of July 13th.  As we look forward, it appears a dryer forecast is on tap with temps in the 70s to 80s.

For growers in the region, fungicides are being applied to small grains as some disease is being observed.  Soybean and dry bean are in the flowering stage.  Much of the canola in the region is in the flowering stage.  Wheat continues to advance with corn observed at the V6 to V7 stage.  The area scouts have been hard at work.  Grasshopper numbers appear to be rising, so continue to scout in the area.  The scout has also found wheat stem sawfly in area fields.  Small grain aphids continue to be observed, however, at non-economic levels. 


TJ Prochaska

Extension Crop Protection Specialist

NDSU North Central Research Extension Center

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