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Southwest ND (06/11/20)

Information from the Southwest region of North Dakota.

Scattered showers have brought some much needed moisture to the region, however more is still needed for many. On June 9th Dickinson received 0.10 inch, bringing our total for the month up to 0.24 inch. Winter wheat at the Dickinson REC is beginning to head out, and spring planted small grains are anywhere from just beginning tillering up to stem elongation depending on planting date. As weeds emerge during the summer don’t forget to keep a vigilant eye out for palmer amaranth. A range of insect concerns have been brought up in pockets across the region, some dealing with cutworm, wireworm, flea beetles, and pea leaf weevil. While the symptoms of pea leaf weevil now may just be mild defoliation, remember that the larva feed on the root nodules, potentially reducing nitrogen fixation. For more information on scouting and economic thresholds be sure to check out the NDSU Extension Pea Leaf Weevil management publication.


Ryan Buetow

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Dickinson Research Extension Center

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