The new issue of the North Dakota State University Crop & Pest Report is out, and it’s full of the latest developments involving weeds, insects and crop diseases across the state.
In reading through the report, I was once struck once again by how weather conditions that work against one pest or crop disease invariably seem to help another. Whatever kind of weather we get this growing season will bolster at least a few pests or crop diseases.
A few weeks ago, I mentioned that point to an area scientist who specializes in weeds. He agreed and said, “Mother Nature always wins.”