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North Central ND (6/04/20)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota

A dryer pattern was in place over the north central region last week after a weekend of rainfall.  Minimal reports of precipitation was observed at the area NDAWN stations (week starting May 25th): Minot: 0.00”; Bottineau: 0.01”; Garrison: 0.00”; Karlsruhe: 0.00”; Mohall: 0.05”; Plaza: 0.00”; and Rugby: 0.01”.  Bare soil temperatures at the NCREC was observed at 71F as of June 1st.  Forecasts indicate that pattern may hold for the work week with some precipitation chances arriving for the weekend. 

Planting should be wrapping in the short term for the area.  Small grains are tillering across the region.  Canola flea beetle populations jumped over the weekend in emerged canola.  Untreated canola has taken a significant hit at the research center.  Treated canola is looking good, though, consider scouting your fields 20 to 25 days after planting and continue to scout through the V6 stage.  Pea leaf weevil has been observed in some areas of the state.  With that said, I have not yet observed Pea Leaf Weevil damage in the north central region.


TJ Prochaska

Extension Crop Protection Specialist

NDSU North Central Research Extension Center

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