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North Central ND (05/14/20)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota

Planting continues across the North Central region as peas, lentils, faba bean, oats and small grains continue to go into area fields.  However, a brief delay may occur due to weather conditions. About 2 inches of snow fell Saturday morning, May 9th, in South Minot, however, temperatures warmed enough for complete melting by the end of the day.  In total, about 0.48 inches of liquid precipitation fell at the NCREC for May 9th. Some low temperatures fell below freezing in Minot with some upper 20s being observed. Here are some precipitation reports from the last week (starting May 3rd): Minot: 0.60”; Bottineau: 0.51”; Garrison: 0.30”; Karlsruhe: 0.58”; Mohall: 0.27”; Plaza: 0.32”; and Rugby: 0.48”.  Bare soil temperatures at the NCREC was observed at 47F as of May 11th

Low populations of Canola Flea Beetle continue to be observed in the traps at the NCREC. Warmer temperatures in the forecast may help numbers increase in the next few weeks. Dandelions and kochia have been observed in a sparsely scattered manner at some field sites.



TJ Prochaska

Extension Crop Protection Specialist

NDSU North Central Research Extension Center

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