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North Central ND (08/16/18)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota

The Minot NDAWN station has been replaced with brand new, state of the art equipment and is now equipped with the new inversion sensor technology. Log-on and give it a try.

Pulse and small grain harvest is advancing fairly quickly. Canola has begun to be swathed in many parts of the region, especially from Ward to Renville Counties. Over the past week, my summer crew and I completed the canola survey. Results from that will likely be known later in the year. We will begin working wheat midge survey’s across much of the North Central and Northwestern parts of North Dakota next week and continuing for the next several weeks.

Although delayed from the eastern regions of the state, the late summer flea beetle populations began to rise fairly quickly over the past five days. This generation rarely leads to any economic damage. However, take a note of populations you may see in the field – this may help you plan for the spring season next year.


TJ Prochaska

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU North Central Research Extension Center

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