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North Central ND (05/07/20)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota

Spring operations continued to ramp up over the north central region of North Dakota last week. Growers have been eager to begin planting. Planting of peas, lentils, faba bean, and small grains have taken place at the NCREC over the last seven days. A small storm system moved across the northern plains early Monday Morning. Here are some quick precipitation reports from the last week (starting April 26th): Minot: 0.26”; Bottineau: 0.02”; Garrison: 0.00”; Karlsruhe: 0.03”; Mohall: 0.21”; Plaza: 0.00”; and Rugby: 0.19”. Bare soil temperatures at the NCREC was observed at 57F.

Two weeks ago, some canola flea beetle traps were placed at the NCREC. Populations have been observed in grassy areas and numbers have remain low at this time.

TJ Prochaska

Extension Crop Protection Specialist

NDSU North Central Research Extension Center

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