With the abundant moisture in northeastern North Dakota and some other isolated locations throughout the area, plus, the heavy dew on plants in the past week associated with the more humid conditions we were experiencing, it is no surprise that both sunflower and dry edible bean rust has now been reported in North Dakota.  Historically this is the time of the year when rust will begin to show up and the weather conditions have been more favorable than usual for many.  The weather pattern has adjusted now and drier Canadian air will be more dominate the rest of this week into perhaps early next week.  Obviously scouting for such occurrences will need to continue, but at least in the short term the weather will be helping.

Daryl Ritchison