IResearch to investigate how water moves and is utilized within the upper soil profile of an irrigated and dry land portion of a rotational intensively grazing dairy pasture will be the focus of a July field day.
Wednesday July 25 - Fosston
Thursday July 26 - Crookston
Plot tours will begin at 9:30 am, each day
Wheat crop growth stages are advancing from flowering to grain fill during a time when the weather is too hot and dry for disease development.
I’m receiving reports of fields with a few (one to six) plants dying within rows at irregular intervals.
It is not difficult to find discolored wheat heads in fields throughout the region. There are multiple causes for these symptoms.
The European corn borer (ECB) is still the region’s number one insect pest of corn, though Bt corn has helped take much of the guesswork out of management. The challenge of managing borers in northwest Minnesota has always been due to the lengthy interval of moths emerging from overwintering sites.
Potato leafhoppers arrive each year following migration of the leafhoppers from southern states where they overwinter. Leafhoppers can be found in our alfalfa, soybeans and dry beans. Potato is another crop where their numbers often increase.
Need help identifying some of the weeds that may have escaped control. Here is a simple key for identifying the more common weeds in the region.