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Northeast ND (07/02/20)

Information from the Northeast region of North Dakota.

Field activity is moving along with most all aspects of farming, however rain is needed across the region.  Much drier to the west with crops and pastures showing drought stress however Walsh county reporting around an inch county wide.  Small grains are in the boot stage or heading in most areas and most all other crops are progressing nicely. Canola has started blooming with flee beetle activity still present. Corn has really shown a growth spurt with the very warm temperatures.  High winds and very warm temperatures have limited some spraying activity and with the Dicamba deadline approaching most farmers were trying to complete that application.  Scab models for the region show moderate to high risk potential and aphid activity is increasing. Grasshopper activity has increased with insecticide border applications being applied to help stop grasshopper activity.  Cover crops are being planted and some are taking a reducing Prevent Plant payment rate to qualify for haying.  Fungicide applications are starting and will be region wide likely, next week.  

 

Bill Hodous

Ext Agent/Ramsey County

NDSU Ext County Programs

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