While the dry bean crop was planted later than average in northeastern North Dakota, it is off to a good start. Get the details in this week’s Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network.
New potential cases of Palmer amaranth are being investigated North Dakota. NDSU Extension Weed Scientist Joe Ikley looked at two different fields in the last two weeks, one in Benson County and the other in Nelson County. “I walked fields and found plants that looked like Palmer amaranth. Samples have been collected and sent to the lab to confirm if it’s Palmer,” says Ikley. “We want to confirm before we put an action plan in place because it’s a noxious weed.”
Farmers now have until July 10 to apply dicamba in North Dakota. A combination of heavy rain, a lack of suitable days for spraying and delayed soybean growth impacted the decision. Only those certified can apply FeXapan, XtendiMax and Engenia herbicides over the top, with application allowed one hour after sunrise to two hours before sunset. Again, farmers have until July 10 or R1 stage, whichever comes first, to apply dicamba in North Dakota.
Despite another year of falling farm income, land values remain steady to slightly softer in eastern North Dakota and northwest Minnesota. “There have been a few pockets where a lot of land is on the market,” says Jayson Menke, broker, Acres & Shares.
Menke attributes the strong values to a limited supply of land currently on the market. Top quality ground continues to hold its value better than the average ground. “Even though there are some farmers struggling financially, there are still people who have money from the ‘boom years’ and are still able to buy land.”
Due to weather-related conditions, the North Dakota State Seed Department is waiving late fees on applications for field inspections. Certified seed growers are encouraged to apply for a field inspection as soon as possible. Applications can be found online at nd.gov and will be accepted without late fees until June 30.
With the spraying season underway, the North Dakota Department of Agriculture is reminding farmers and applicators of the Special Local Needs label for use of dicamba. Only those certified can apply FeXapan, XtendiMax and Engenia herbicides over the top, with application allowed one hour after sunrise to two hours before sunset. The label allows for spraying in North Dakota up to June 30 or R1 stage, whichever comes first.
As a result of one hot and windy day, dry bean growers in northeastern North Dakota did replant some of the crop. Get the details in this week’s Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network.
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