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Northeast ND (08/27/15)

Information from the Northeast region of North Dakota.

Small grain harvest progress is completed to nearing completion along the northern counties. Rainfall finally came to our area. Most areas received between 0.75" to 1.25", but it was too late for soybeans who had been struggling in the near month without rain.    The Grafton area was an outlier with over 7 inches of rain over two days. 

Dry edible beans are nearing harvest.  Most of the canola is swathed.  Harvest progress has been quick with lack of rainfall.  I've been working on end-of-the-season canola and sunflower surveys. Initial observations are that I am finding more white mold infection with these crops in our region as compared to last year, but levels are still low.  Blackleg can found in the canola but the incidence is less than the 2014 survey results (at 50% of north-east canola fields surveyed). 

Lesley Lubenow

Area Extension Specialist/Agronomy

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