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North Central ND (06/07/18)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota

Over the last week, moderate amounts of precipitation was recorded across the area with continued sporadic chances of rain forecasted over the next seven days. Minot received about 0.82”, Bottineau 0.45”, Crosby 1.84”, Garrison 1.76”, and Rugby 1.73” of precipitation. Precipitation remains part of the short term forecast. Soil temperatures (bare) continue to rise with most NDAWN stations in the North Central region in the mid-60 degree range (NCREC/Minot 66˚F, Bottineau 60˚F; Crosby 64˚F; Garrison 65˚F; Rugby 63˚F). Summer-like temperatures appear to be forecasted throughout the next week with temperatures averaging around 80˚F. Planting appears to be wrapping up in the region.

Small pockets of Canola Striped and Crucifer Flea Beetle populations are continuing to be observed from Ward County to Renville County, and likely in other parts of the North Central region. As a reminder, scouting should be on-going in canola until the crop reaches the 4th to 6th leaf stage. Most damage is likely to occur during the first two weeks following crop emergence. Additionally, some samples of cutworm have come into my office at the NCREC. Really from the western parts of the North Central part of North Dakota along with some samples from Northwest North Dakota. 


TJ Prochaska

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU North Central Research Extension Center

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