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North Central ND (08/13/20)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota

Scattered showers were the rule over the weekend across the region – even some small hail early Saturday morning in the Garrison area.  The following are observed reports of precipitation throughout the area for the last week (week starting August 2nd): Minot: 0.05” (NCREC 0.23”); Bottineau: 0.09”; Garrison: 0.01”; Karlsruhe: 2.03”; Mohall: 0.64”; Plaza: NA; and Rugby: 0.62”.  Bare soil temperature at the NCREC was observed at 76F as of August 10th

Winter wheat and field peas are being harvested in the area and that includes plots are the NCREC.  Spring wheat and other pulses are nearing maturity.  Red sunflower seed weevil has arrived in area sunflower fields in the region.  Please refer to issue #13 of NDSU Extension Crop & Pest Report for more information on the red sunflower seed weevil.  Additionally, isolated areas of grasshopper damage continue to be noted in the area.  The new generation of adult canola flea beetle has also begun to emerge; however, it is rare for economic damage to be observed from the summer generation.   


TJ Prochaska

Extension Crop Protection Specialist

NDSU North Central Research Extension Center

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