While the aftermath of winter storm Atlas is still felt by ranchers, growers of field and forage crops in storm-hit areas of western South Dakota might see an unexpected positive outcome for the coming season when it comes to insect pressure says, Anitha Chirumamilla, South Dakota State University Extension entomology field specialist.
If you want to collect flea beetles to control leafy spurge, you’ll need to start earlier than usual this year. Normally, the bugs are collected from the middle of June to early July across the region. Collection — which needs to occur before the insects begin laying their eggs — should start roughly two weeks earlier this year because of the mild winter and early spring, officials say.
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple (DAL’-rim-puhl) is taking the advice of some Kenmare second grade students. He signed legislation Tuesday that makes the ladybug North Dakota's state insect.
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