Friday, June 13, 2014

Scout for Alfalfa Weevil before / after First Cut

Alfalfa weevil is a pest associated with the first cutting.The first cut for alfalfa has been well underway in west central and northwest Minnesota for the past week. Alfalfa looks very good as the cool weather allowed for significant vegetative growth. Growth stage in the region is late bud to early flower. The weevil, though, are developing at their own rate, a rate affected by temperatures.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Small Grains Survey for May 26 - June 6, 2014

The Small Grains Crop and Pest Survey is well underway now in Minnesota and North Dakota. There is a link in the right hand column that will take you to all the survey maps. Or, you can go directly to wheat and barley postings. Maps will usually be updated and available on-line by Tuesday. Maps will summarize observations from the previous two (2) weeks. Currently, the maps for May 26 to June 6, 2014 are available.