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North Central ND (08/17/17)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota.

Beneficial rainfall was finally observed throughout the area. Over the last couple weeks, small grain harvest, along with canola swathing has taken place in many areas of the North Central region. A few insect problems continue to be observed. Thistle caterpillar continues to be found in the region in soybean. More information can be found in the July 6th issue of the Crop & Pest Report and in this issue of the Crop & Pest Report. As of right now, economic thresholds have not been observed. Scouting practices should continue. Additionally, a field north of the Minot Air Force Base was detected with economic threshold levels of spider mites.  Mites can increase in population with dry, hot weather. Precipitation over the last few weeks may help keep population levels down. Again, scouting protocols may be important.

Upcoming events:

The good bugs workshop is fast approaching. The registration deadline has come and gone, but for those who have registered, the event will start at 9 am on Tuesday, August 22nd. The North Central Research Extension Center is the host of this event.

TJ Prochaska

Area Extension Specialist/Crop Protection

NDSU North Central Research Extension Center

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