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North Central ND (05/04/17)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota.

North Central ND

The wonderful spring-like temperatures seem to have arrived across the North Central region of North Dakota along with some sporadic moisture. The western parts of the region picked up a range of precipitation on May 1 (Minot – 0.05 inches; Berthold/Bowbells – approx. 0.35 inches). Some crucifer flea beetles have been observed around Minot, however, these have been concentrated to grassy areas so far as canola has yet to emerge.

Overall, it appears small grain planting is well underway throughout the region, though, it’s wet from Bowbells to Rollette, along the Canadian border. Some flooding has been observed the last few weeks along the Mouse River, especially north of Velva. Soil temperatures (bare) range from the upper 40s to the lows 50s (NCREC/Minot - 52˚F, Bottineau - 49˚F; Crosby - 53˚F; Garrison - 49˚F).

TJ Prochaska

Area Extension Specialist/Crop Protection

NDSU North Central Research Extension Center

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