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Northeast ND (8/31/17)

Information from the Northeast region of North Dakota.

Harvest reports continue to stream in for wheat and barley. Last week, the misty weather slowed harvest due to high moisture grain. Barley yields have been excellent. Many counties are reporting yields 90 bushels/acre or higher. Spring wheat yields have ranged 60 to 80 bushels/acre. However, exceptions are present. In these areas, wheat yield reports are ranging lower in the 45 to 50 bushels/acre range. Canola harvest is starting. Potato vine kill is occurring. Pre-pile sugarbeet yield reports are consistent with estimations of a high yielding year and the potential for sugarbeet crop abandonment on some acres.

Soybean aphids are still present in soybean fields. Grasshoppers are regionally spotty. Kochia and common lambsquarters escapes are present in marginal headland areas. Overall, it has been good weather for harvest and good weather to accumulate growing degree units for our corn and soybean crops as the calendar turns to September, the month of first frost dates.

Lesley Lubenow

Area Extension Specialist/Agronomy

NDSU Langdon Research Extension Center

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