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North Central ND (5/11/17)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota.

North Central ND

Spring to summer-like temperatures continue to hold across the North Central region of North Dakota along with hit and miss moisture. The North Central region picked up small amounts of precipitation on May 8 (Minot – 0.03 inches; Garrison - 0.05 inches; Rugby – 0.04 inches). Crucifer and stripped flea beetle populations continue to grow, however, they remain concentrated to grassy areas as canola has yet to emerge in most areas.

Soil temperatures continue to climb across the region (turf temperatures in low to mid 50s F, bare soil temperatures in the low 60s F). Renville County growers are just getting into the fields as the area continues to dry out. Small grains, soybean, sunflower, and canola continue to be planted in the region. Planting continues in Bottineau and Pierce Counties with crops beginning to emerge.

TJ Prochaska

Area Extension Specialist/Crop Protection

NDSU North Central Research Extension Center

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