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North Central ND (08/15/19)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota

Up and down temperatures have ruled the area over the past few weeks. Hit and miss storms have brought moisture to the area - the following are area NDAWN observations for the past two weeks: Minot 0.91”; Rugby 0.26”; Bottineau 0.17”; Rolla 0.20”; Plaza 1.10”; Mohall 0.38”; and Garrison 1.55”.

The North Central IPM scout was finding some downy mildew in sunflowers in rural Bottineau County. Sunflower seed weevil observations are spotty – scouting should continue. The common sunflower moths (Sunflower Moth, Banded Sunflower Moth, and Arthuri Sunflower Moth) are still being detected along the Canadian border. Disease observations are down, likely due to maturity. Grasshopper and small grain aphid numbers are falling as well in the area. Pea harvest is well underway with some progress being made to small grains. Few canola fields have been swathed, but swathing will likely gear up in the short term.


TJ Prochaska

Extension Crop Protection Specialist

NDSU North Central Research Extension Center

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