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Northeast ND (04/30/20)

Information from the Northeast region of North Dakota.

Spring field operations are starting across the northeast.  We have mixture of soil conditions from those who could use a little moisture recharge and those who dealt with spring flooding issues.  Bare soil temps at 4-in. depth are in the mid-40s to 50⁰F.  Many farmers are dealing with issues of crop residue left in the field and also very little fertilizer was applied last fall.  Spring wheat planting has just began in coarse-textured fields.  Some farms are short on hired labor due to travel restrictions. 


Lesley Lubenow

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Langdon Research Extension Center

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