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North Central ND (08/02/18)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota

Pulse growers continue to monitor for pea aphid and chickpea growers continue to monitor for Ascochyta in the area. Some desiccation is being considered in the North Central area in Pulses as harvest nears. Small grain (winter wheat) harvest began on a small scale this past week.

The Minot NDAWN station will be replaced during the next week or so. Until that time, I would refer disease forecast models to the next closest NDAWN station.

As we look into the month of August – the Good Bugs Workshop will be offered once again. In this full-day short course, participants will learn about supporting beneficial insects that provide pest control. Conservation biological control is a science-based pest management strategy that seeks to encourage beneficial insects back into cropping systems for natural pest control, ultimately rewarding farmers with economically-viable pest management systems. Participants will learn how common farm practices can impact beneficial insects and how to assess and create farm habitat for beneficial insects.

One session will be offered in Larimore, ND, at the Larimore Dam Rec Area and Campground on August 15th. The second will be hosted at the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center on August 16th. For registration or questions on the event, please contact TJ Prochaska at travis.prochaska@ndsu.edu or connect with him at the NCREC by calling 701.857.7682. Registrations received by August 1st will receive the early bird pricing of $25. All registrations accepted after August 1st will $40. These workshops are approved for 6 CEUs in Pest Management (NDCCA).

 

TJ Prochaska

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU North Central Research Extension Center

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