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North Central ND (07/20/17)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota.

Some precipitation finally arrived across the North Central (NC) region over the last week, though, not the amount we were hoping for. All the NC weather stations received less than a quarter inch of rain during the week of July 9th. Bottineau was the big winner at 0.23 inches. Temperatures are expected to moderate over the next seven days with temperatures averaging in the 80s. Currently, conditions continue to be rather unfavorable for scab development.

Wheat midge continues to be monitored throughout the region. Midge numbers appeared to fall over the last week after some high numbers were detected the week before in Pierce, Rolette, Bottineau, and Renville Counties. Please refer to the NDSU Wheat Midge Extension publication for more information regarding economic thresholds.

Upcoming Events:

Renville-Bottineau County Agricultural Improvement Association Annual Crop Tour

On Thursday, July 20th at 2:00 pm, join us at Mouse River Park located west of Mohall on Hwy 5 for a short program with updates on current ag research. Eric Eriksmoen will provide a comparison on featured small grain varieties, Dr. Shana Forster will discuss fungicides in chickpea, and Dr. TJ Prochaska will provide a pest and disease update. Supper will follow.

TJ Prochaska

Area Extension Specialist/Crop Protection

NDSU North Central Research Extension Center

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