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North Central ND (08/31/17)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota

After a brief period of some much-needed rain, the North Central region has dried out once again. However, that may be beneficial to some growers attempting to wrap up harvest in small grains and continue the swathing of their canola crops in the region. Along the way, a few insect problems continue to be observed. Wheat stem sawfly, spider mite, and thistle caterpillar have been the main pest issues. One week ago, some soybean aphid was found north of Drake in McHenry County; however, numbers were extremely low. As of now, no control is needed, though, scouting may be beneficial – especially in the McHenry and Pierce County areas were those small populations have been observed.

TJ Prochaska

Area Extension Specialist/Crop Protection

NDSU North Central Research Extension Center

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