Northwest Minnesota crops got some much-needed rain this week. The moisture will help emergence. “The corn and soybeans are popping up and so is the spring wheat,” said Kurt Aakre, a farmer near Karlstad. Aakre missed the window to apply pre-emergence herbicide. “It was too dry and now, we’ll re-evaluate.” Canola is emerging near Kennedy, Minnesota. Farmer Rob Rynning is scouting for flea beetles. “There’s enough canola in the region now, pretty much everywhere has flea beetle, it depends on how intense and the timing,” said Rynning. “Flea beetles are coming on pretty strong. We’ll likely have to apply insecticide to control.” In Hallock, Eric Younggren said sugarbeets look variable and more rains would be welcome. Hear the latest Crop Watch.