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Northeast ND (08/02/18)

Information from the Northeast region of North Dakota.

The need for a good rain shower has developed over the past week. Pinto beans and soybeans are showing moisture distress in scattered areas across the northeast. Barley harvest has started.

For insect concerns, soybean aphids are isolated and in small numbers when found. Banded sunflower moth levels are still high in pheromone traps. This pest can be a concern for late-seeded sunflowers, which have just started to bloom in the region. Grasshoppers are noticeable, but be aware of IPM thresholds of 8 to 14 adults per sq. yard in a field or 21 to 40 adults per sq. yard in the field margin. Following IPM thresholds will save time and money especially when there isn’t a lot of working room in projected crop profits.

No new concerns have developed in the disease realm. Dicamba injury to soybeans have been observed in low amounts in the northeast region. Granted, there is less acreage using this technology here than in southeast ND.

 

Lesley Lubenow

Area Extension Specialist/Agronomy

NDSU Langdon Research Extension Center

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