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North Central ND (08/06/20)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota

Reports of precipitation were minimal last week in the North Central region of the state as there were no reports of rainfall at area NDAWN stations.  Bare soil temperature was 79F on August 3rd at the Minot NDAWN station.

A minor report of spider mites in soybean was reported last week just west of the NCREC.  The population was isolated to a single location.  The population was not economic at the time of observation.  Continue to scout for grasshoppers in area ditches and field margins as they continue to be observed.  Some Red Sunflower Seed Weevils are being observed in the area.  Small grains continue to progress rapidly.  The first initial phase of harvest has begun in the region, especially for the winter wheat.  Canola is developing seed in the pods.  Corn and Sunflower are moving through the reproductive stages.  At the NCREC, some of the field peas are ready for harvest this week. 

 

TJ Prochaska

Extension Crop Protection Specialist

NDSU North Central Research Extension Center

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