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North Central ND (5/25/17)

Information from the North Central region of North Dakota.

North-Central ND

A cool stretch of weather took hold over the last week. Growers were dealt a few nights of frost advisories, which may have slowed some plant growth, although daytime temps rose to the low 60s. As we look forward, the forecast looks much warmer with some 80˚F temperatures possible in the next few days. Since the last Crop & Pest Report call, moisture has been limited. No more than a 0.10 inch fell across the area Monday into Tuesday.

Soil temperatures held steady across the region (turf and bare soil temperatures in the lows 60s F) over the past week. Small grain planting is nearly completed with soybean, canola, and pulse crop planting continuing in the area. Many of the small grains are likely in the 2nd leaf stage to early tillering. Canola has begun to emerge in the southern areas of the North Central region, while some planting continues in the northern part of the region.

TJ Prochaska

Area Extension Specialist/Crop Protection

NDSU North Central Research Extension Center

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