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Northeast ND (06/11/20)

Information from the Northeast region of North Dakota.

Significant planting progress was made this past week with ranges from 80 to 100% completed. Prevent Plant appears to be in the 20-30% across the region. There are farmers wanting to plant late season beans but recent rains are likely to change plans. Rains varied across the region with 5 inch plus amounts in the NE and much lesser amounts to the west and south. Early season small grains are looking very good, with 4-5 leaves scattered across the region and spraying beginning on earlier planted fields. Post emergence herbicide has been in full swing as rain permits. Temperatures in the 80’s have really helped the crops progress this past week. There is still standing corn fields to harvest and with strong thunderstorm winds laying many fields down will greatly reduce the amount of harvested acres. The eastern portion of our region is at a high risk for sugar beet stem maggots and growers need to monitor the situation closely. Cutworms are noticeable in the area, and there not any flea beetle activity that has been reported. Lots of conversation about prevent plant and how to handle the acreage across the region is being asked.


Bill Hodous

Ext Agent/Ramsey County

NDSU Ext County Programs

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