Each season brings new challenges and pest problems in crop production. To help, the North Dakota State University Extension Service is offering a "Crop and Pest Report" newsletter.
It will keep producers and others informed and prepared on how to effectively manage any problem. The newsletter is a weekly series of updates on crop, soil, insect, disease, horticultural and weed conditions. Each issue contains valuable information about insect and disease problems, pest alerts, integrated pest management strategies, pesticide updates, agronomy and fertility issues, horticulture problems, reports from the NDSU Plant Diagnostic Laboratory, important Extension meetings and a weather outlook.
Local reports also are included on agronomic and pest issues, plus crop development from agronomists at the Research Extension Centers across the state.
Subscribers will have the option of receiving the newsletter by mail or electronically in a color PDF format. To subscribe for the free e-mail or mailed version of the report, visit the crop and pest report website at www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/aginfo/entomology/ndsucpr.
The report can be delivered by mail for a year's subscription rate of $20. If you received the report in the past, you must re-subscribe because of data management changes.
The first report will be available in mid-May.
Source: Janet Knodel, (701) 231-7581, firstname.lastname@example.org, NDSU Extension entomologist.