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North Central ND (09/24/20)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota

A dry weather pattern has been in place over the region for the past couple weeks, allowing harvest to continue for growers in the area. The following are observed reports of precipitation in the region for the last week (week starting September 13th): Minot: 0.01”; NCREC: 0.02.” All other area NDAWN stations recorded no measurable precipitation during the last 7 days. Bare soil temperature at the NCREC was observed at 65F as of September 21st. As we look forward into the forecast, the dry pattern looks to hold in place as few chances of precipitation are forecasted. High temperatures are forecasted to be in the 60s to 70s over the next week with lows in the 40s for most nights.

Harvest continues to move forward. Most small grain and canola fields have been harvested. Dry beans were harvested at the NCREC last week as soybeans continue to dry down. Some canola flea beetle populations are still being noted, however, with canola harvest nearing completion and cooler temperatures settling in, their impact is marginal.

 

TJ Prochaska

Extension Crop Protection Specialist

NDSU North Central Research Extension Center

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