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North Central ND (05/21/15)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota.

Rainfall based on NDAWN data indicates rainfall totals ranging from 1.32” to 2.31” during the past week in Garrison and Minot, respectively. Individual producer accounts have reported over 3” of rainfall in isolated areas. In addition, Minot received 1.5” of snowfall on May 18. Minimum freezing temperatures in the region ranged from 27 to 31 degrees in Bowbells and Minot, respectively. Duration of freezing temperatures ranged from 2 to 8 hours. Rugby had freezing temperatures 4 days over the last week. Corn GDD based on a May 1 planting in the region are an average of 80, corn planted before this date may be emerged. Damage from freezing temperatures on emerged crops is of concern. Most producers are concerned about emerged flax and canola. Very few soybean fields in the region have emerged.

Shana Pederson

Area Extension Specialist/Cropping Systems

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