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Northeast ND (07/18/19)

Information from the Northeast region of North Dakota.

Small grains are in good to excellent condition.  A few places have drought-stressed wheat which is starting to turn.  Soybeans are in tougher shape, continuing to be slow developers where the crop canopy is not closed.  The major pest issue is grasshoppers.  Some fields have had borders sprayed.  My IPM scout is finding hot spots of grasshoppers, usually correlating to drier areas.  Wheat midge numbers have been low.  Scab risk is high for susceptible wheat in Towner, western Cavalier, western Benson and southeastern Nelson Counties.  We are picking up more locations with bacterial leaf steak on wheat flag leaves including Towner, Ramsey, and Walsh.  Risk for Sclerotinia in canola remains higher across the northeast.  Thistle caterpillars have been found on soybeans last week, but they continue to be low in number.

Lesley Lubenow

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Langdon Research Extension Center

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