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North Central ND (8/03/17)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota.

Hot and dry conditions are allowing small grains to dry quickly across the region. Some growers in the North Central region have already begun small grain harvest. Some fields of canola are rapidly maturing as well. Some areas of the region were lucky enough to receive some needed precipitation while weren’t so lucky over the last week. Minot was an example that missed out on many of the storms as they rolled just south of the area (0.08” are the NCREC). Bottineau (0.38”) and Garrison (0.78”) were the big winners over the last week. The forecast is showing a bit of a cool down and some chances of precipitation. Some of the longer season crops could still benefit from any additional moisture we could receive.

Thistle caterpillar continues to be found in the region in soybean and in canola. Please fall back to the July 6th issue of the Crop & Pest Report for more information.

                Upcoming events:

The NCREC we will play co-host with the NRCS for a field day focusing on good bugs within an agricultural setting. Please note, registration is limited to the first 80 participants. Lunch will be provided. The registration cost is $40. This will cover your educational materials and meal. A block of rooms has been set aside at the Astoria Hotel in Minot for those who would like to travel to this event. Registration and event information can be found on the NCREC website. Registration will close on August 11th.

TJ Prochaska

Area Extension Specialist/Crop Protection

NDSU North Central Research Extension Center

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