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Northeast ND (08/15/19)

Information from the Northeast region of North Dakota.

Small grains and field pea harvest is in progress. Inadequate rainfall has hurt soybean yield potential. Rainfall over the region on Monday and Tuesday was welcomed albeit late for soybean yield recovery. We have areas that are very dry notably in Pembina and Walsh Counties. 

We have found soybean aphids in Grand Forks and Towner counties. Grasshoppers remain high. Outbreaks of diamondback moth have been found in Cavalier County. They are tricky to scout due to their cryptic (hidden) nature. Pull plants out of the ground to look for larva by beating the plants onto a white surface. Multiple generations exist in the field, so if you just see cocoons, you may have missed the larvae.

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Lesley Lubenow

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Langdon Research Extension Center

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