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North Central ND (05/27/21)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota

North Central North Dakota (finally) received a good amount of rainfall over the weekend across the region, however, some regions would have liked to receive more. Showers were pretty hit-and-miss across the area. The rainfall observed was crucial for the development of the crops already planted. Planting activity is ongoing in the region and will likely finish in the days to come. Here are some quick precipitation reports as observed by area NDAWN stations over the last week (beginning May 18th): Minot: 0.79”; Bottineau: 0.31”; Garrison: 0.67”; Karlsruhe: 0.65”; Mohall: 0.48”; Plaza: 0.69”; and Rugby: 1.05”. Additionally, the bare soil temperature at the NCREC is observed at 61 degrees F.

As of May 24th, the NCREC agronomy teams hope to wrap up planting this week with some sunflower, dry bean, and buckwheat still to be planted. Weed control measures continue when the wind allows it as it has been breezy over the past weekend. Pennycress, mustards, and kochia are some of the weeds that are being observed.

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TJ Prochaska

Extension Crop Protection Specialist

NDSU North Central Research Extension Center


Leo Bortolon

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU North Central Research Extension Center

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