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Northeast ND (09/23/21)

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Majority of the crops have been harvested and growers are pleasantly surprised with yields considering the drought situations of this cropping season. The crops remaining for harvesting are sugarbeets, potatoes, corn, sunflowers, soybeans and dry beans. Issues of white or greyish powdery stuff coating the combines was reported during canola harvest in Pembina and Cavalier Counties. This was identified to be powdery mildew infecting canola at later stages. No yield losses have been reported due to this disease. Livestock producers are worried about feed shortages in winter. Nitrate levels in feed hay continues to be a concern.  

Anitha Chirumamilla

Extension Agent Cavalier County