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North Central ND (07/30/20)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota

Scattered showers have been the rule over the past few weeks. The last seven days were no exception. The following are observed reports of precipitation throughout the area for the last week (week starting July 19th): Minot: 0.04” (NCREC 0.37”); Bottineau: 1.27”; Garrison: 0.16”; Karlsruhe: 0.11”; Mohall: 1.30”; Plaza: 0.87”; and Rugby: 0.13”. Bare soil temperatures at the NCREC was observed at 77F as of July 27th. A dryer pattern looks to establish itself over the next few days.

Soybean and dry bean are in the flowering stages. Much of the canola in the region is developing seeds in the pods. The small grains continue to advance quickly – there is a wide window of staging for wheat, however, there is a field or two that appears to be close to harvest. Corn and sunflower are observed at the station in the early reproductive stages. Agriculture related entomology calls were down last week in my office. However, several bacterial blight calls came into my office for soybean. Please refer to last week’s article by Dr. Sam Markell in the Crop & Pest Report for more information on bacterial blight in soybean.

 

TJ Prochaska

Extension Crop Protection Specialist

NDSU North Central Research Extension Center

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