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North Central ND (07/18/19)

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 1.31”; Rugby 0.82”; Bottineau 1.49”; Rolla 1.64”; Plaza 1.75”; Mohall 1.76”; and Garrison 0.56”.  Growers I’ve spoken to have continued to make fungicide applications in susceptible small grains.  Wheat stem maggot has been observed in some area small grain fields, as well as some observations of small grain aphids.   

Grasshoppers continue to be a part of the discussion with area growers, with most observations showing grasshoppers confined to the field edges.  Wheat midge continues to be observed in area traps.  Fairly low numbers of wheat midge are being observed across the northern region of the North Central part of the state with more moderate numbers in the southern part.  Please keep in mind, these numbers are not considered an economic threshold, but rather suggest growers should be scouting.  The IPM trapping scout observed our first Arthuri Sunflower Moth in the area, but in low numbers.  Banded Sunflower and Sunflower Moths have not yet to be detected.

Field days are in full swing.  The Mohall off-station tour will begin at 2 pm on Thursday, July 18th.  Attendees will be able to view 23 spring wheat and ten durum varieties.  Agronomy, soil health and pest updates will be given by NDSU personnel.  The tour will begin at Mouse River State Park.


TJ Prochaska

Extension Crop Protection Specialist

NDSU North Central Research Extension Center

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