Tuesday, October 20, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Family Wellness Center, Fargo
It looks like the cooler weather has begun to decrease aphid numbers. We are reporting two weeks worth of data for the Hatton and Tappen sites, and in each case there is a significant reduction in total vectors and PVY risk. Green peach numbers are down and soybean aphids have dropped dramatically in all locations except Ada. PVY-Vector Risk Index values reflect the weekly trap trap catch. Cumulative season PVY-VRI values are nearing those of last year in some locations. For the whole story and detailed catch information, as well as the PVY-VRI maps check out: aphidalert.blogspot.com
Congratulations to all those in the potato industry in ND, MN and MB. No late blight has been reported or confirmed in our region this entire growing season. Growers should continue to scout fields for late blight, concentrating in areas that are wet longer such as low areas, near shelterbelts or around pivot wells. Morning fog and dew are beginning to appear, and these can contribute to free moisture need for late blight infection.
Thursday, October 8th, 6:30-7:30pm Family Wellness - Fargo
Mondays, October 5, 12, 19, and 26, 5 to 5:45 p.m. for ages 3 to 5 (program is for both child & parent/caregiver) Family Wellness Center, Fargo
October 10th, 10:00-11:00am Family Wellness, Fargo
What's on your lunch menu? Do you buy lunch or make it at home?
I'm trying to save money by bringing lunch from home more often, but we do not have a large refrigerator at work. I have to wait in a long line to use the microwave oven to reheat foods. Do you have any ideas?
On Thursday, September 17, 2015, Growing Together will be inviting the Community to the Garden at the Gathering site (3910 25th Street South) for a night filled with activities from 4 to 8 p.m.
The goal of potato growers is to produce a high-yielding, high-quality crop that is safe for consumption. Animal bones, a foreign material, are a food safety risk, and fields that have bones in the soil are not suitable for potato production.
The NPPGA Potato Field Day was an awesome day! Talks were great, fields looked amazing, and the meals were super. Thanks to Hoverson Farms, Oberg Farms, NPPGA potato associates, NPPGA, NDSU Extension Service, and all the corporate sponsors.
The NPPGA Potato Field Day on August 20th will have a variety of speakers and presentations. They include Drs. Andy Robinson, Neil Gudmestad, Susie Thompson, Guiping Yan, Ian MacRae, Gary Secor, Darrin Haagenson, Harlene Hattermna-Valenti, and Tom Michaels. Topics include agronomy, breeding, entomology, nematodes, plant pathology, and weed science.
Another week with high aphid pressure. We are seeing more green peach aphid across many sites including a whopping 18 from the Sabin trap! Soybean aphid numbers are still high. Several locations have risk indices in the double digits: Ada, Perham, Sabin, and Tappen.
Tuesday, September 22nd, 6:30-7:30pm Family Wellness - Fargo
North Dakota State University and University of Minnesota potato research will be highlighted during the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association field day on Thursday, Aug. 20. This year, the field day tour will travel to three locations. The day will begin at 7 a.m. with breakfast at Hoverson Farms near Larimore. Research presentations will begin at 8:15 a.m. Lunch and research presentations will be at the Forest River Colony near Inkster at noon. Also scheduled is a field tour of the irrigated research trials. The last stop will be at Oberg Farms near Hoople starting at 5 p.m. The final stop will include research presentations and an evening barbecue.
No late blight has been reported or confirmed in our region of ND, MN or MB. We have not even had a suspicious sample submitted. Late blight has been reported in potatoes in Box Butte County, NE. The recent hot and dry weather has resulted in conditions unfavorable for late blight. Growers are encouraged to continue to apply protective fungicides for early and late blight control, as weather conditions can change quickly. Morning fog and dew are beginning to appear, and these can contribute to free moisture need for late blight infection. Continue to scout fields for late blight, concentrating in areas that are wet longer such as low areas, near shelterbelts or around pivot wells.
September 26th, 10:00-11:00am Family Wellness, Fargo