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North Central ND (07/23/15)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota.

Isolated hail events have had a significant impact on some crops. Depending on location, a slight defoliation to complete defoliation of soybean has occurred. Rainfall totals for the last week have ranged from 0.2” to 1.65” in Bottineau and Rugby, respectively. The NCREC has received 0.4” of rainfall during the last week. The NCREC hosted their annual field day on July 15. Over 150 people were in attendance to hear topics focused on soybean production. Additionally, other regional field tours around the area have been well attended.

IPM scouting of wheat, barely, soybean and sunflower continues. Fusarium head blight has been quite prevalent in HRWW, HRSW and durum wheat. Corn has begun to tassel. Currently, the NCREC has accumulated 1088 GDD based on a May 1 planting. The normal accumulated GDD for this location is 1023.

Shana Pederson

Area Extension Specialist/Cropping Systems

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