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Northeast ND (06/23/16)

Information from the Northeast region of North Dakota.

A large storm system wreaked havoc on Walsh, Nelson, and surrounding areas with up to 4.25” reported officially on NDAWN. Heavy hit areas are reporting stand loss, beans blown out of the soil and wind tattering of leaves. Now, we sit in the aftermath. Replanting window is risky as a late June planting in northern ND isn’t going be kind to replacement crop yields, plus farms need dry out time to get back into the fields. Field losses will remain as so for 2016. Wind tattering makes for inviting places for pathogen development like bacterial blights in dry beans and waterlogged soils are good for soybean root rot development.

I am observing scab in winter wheat in the no-fungicide variety trial at the LREC. In the same trial, stripe rust is continuing to develop on the flag leaves. I expect to see shriveled up, brown leaves by the end of the season in susceptible varieties. Spring wheat is heading or nearing so for much of the region, about 2 weeks ahead of normal timing. For canola growers, the NDSU sclerotinia risk map is up at Early seeded canola on station is nearing early flowering.

Lesley Lubenow

Area Extension Specialist/Agronomy

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