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Southwest ND (07/30/20)

Information from the Southwest region of North Dakota.

Peas in the region are being harvested. According to NDAWN Dickinson received 0.30 inch of rain on July 20th, but it has been dry since. Row crops are in need of more moisture, however the dry conditions have been beneficial to drying down crops that are nearing harvest. Wet conditions in July after drought conditions earlier in the season have allowed for some diseases to pop up in areas.

Be sure to scout for sunflower seed weevils over the next couple of weeks. The 2019 NSA Sunflower Production Survey showed a reduction in damage in North Dakota by the red sunflower seed weevil from previous years. Scouting for red sunflower seed weevils (RSSW) is recommended during the early flowering stages when the yellow ray petals are just beginning to show. For instructions on scouting for red sunflower seed weevil watch this video by Janet Knodel


Ryan Buetow

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Dickinson Research Extension Center

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