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North Central ND (05/28/20)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota

It was a welcomed site over the weekend to receive some measurable rainfall. Here are some quick precipitation reports from the last week (starting May 18th): Minot: 0.54” (NCREC: 0.59”); Bottineau: 0.58”; Garrison: 0.54”; Karlsruhe: 1.06”; Mohall: 0.14”; Plaza: 0.43”; and Rugby: 0.76”. Bare soil temperatures at the NCREC was observed at 61F as of May 26th. A dryer pattern seems to be on tap as we look towards the next few days.

Planting continues throughout the region. Most small grains have emerged and are observed in the V1 stage. Pulses and canola have also emerged over the last week. Planting at the NCREC will focus on corn, soybean, and dry bean over the next week. Canola flea beetle populations continue to be low in the traps at the center. Those traps will shift from the overwintering sites into the canola fields this week for continued observation as those crops emerge. Growers continue to spray herbicides throughout the region as weather permits – hopefully, we can get some calmer days during the next week. Cutworm traps are now placed at the NCREC, however, have been negative thus far.



TJ Prochaska

Extension Crop Protection Specialist

NDSU North Central Research Extension Center

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