CHS Lake Region Agriculture Specialist Ron Beneda reviewed the 2020 canola crop for the virtual Lake Region Extension Roundup. Canola acreage remained fairly steady in 2020. “Canola acres in the northwest increased this year and we leveled off acres throughout northeast North Dakota due to the unharvested crop in the spring. As far as the state, the only five counties that didn’t grow canola were in the southeast. Canola has a good presence in North Dakota.” Beneda says there are new insects to be watching for in 2021, along with the usual suspects. “The diamondback moth came into the picture in 2019 and had a large impact in Cavalier county. Armyworm has been an issue. The canola flower midge is new and they found in two years ago in Canada. We don’t know much about it, but there were some found around Langdon.”
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