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Northeast ND (07/16/15)

Information from the Northeast region of North Dakota.

Last week’s reported small grain lodging situation has improved.  We still have a few spots which contain lodged grain in the headland areas but much of the region’s grain has been able to recover.  Scab has been found in the wheat and barley.  Also, empty white heads from wheat stem maggot and common root rot can be seen sporadically in fields.  While white heads due to wheat stem maggot are very noticeable to the person walking the fields, their incidence on a field level is very small.  There are no spray recommendations for wheat stem maggot.  With last weekend’s heat reaching 86 degrees in parts of my region, I am finding flag leaf stripe rust lesions which have dull black teliospores now.

 

Lesley Lubenow

Area Extension Specialist/Agronomy

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