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Northeast ND (06/02/16)

Information from the Northeast region of North Dakota.

Like the rest of the state, Memorial Day’s weekend rain was welcome across the whole region. Winter wheat is emerging from the boot to heading. With the rain and possible humidity, winter wheat producers should be conscious of scab risk. Grain aphids are detected in the lush winter wheat, but not to IPM spray levels. In canola, flea beetles have been overcoming seed treatments and foliar application of insecticides have been needed as last Friday. Growers should scout fields regularly for flea beetle damage. When it’s cool, scout the undersides of the cotyledons and leaves and the stem for beetle damage. We are in prime herbicide spraying season which has been slowed due to rain events. Sporadic farms have acres to finish seeding, notably in edible beans and sunflower.

Lesley Lubenow

Area Extension Specialist/Agronomy

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