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Pests showing up in Minnesota fields


It was another mostly dry week across Minnesota.

USDA’s latest crop update says precipitation was limited to the northwest, which did slow down the harvest of small grains.

West-central Minnesota farmer Tom Frisch tells Brownfield insect populations are increasing.

“Aphids and spider mites are just starting to show up.”

Corn development continues to pace faster than normal with eight percent denting.  Corn rated good to excellent dropped to 43 percent.

Pests showing up in Minnesota fields