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Northeast ND (05/28/20)

Information from the Northeast region of North Dakota.

It’s been a great week for seeding progress. Small grains, canola, potatoes and sugarbeets are being seeded. Fertilizer is being applied to fields. Seeding bed conditions are variable. Some fields were worked a little wet and cloddy ground is present. Rainfall was variable in the last week, from no rainfall at Grand Forks to 1.34” at the Cando NDAWN station. Temperatures have finally warmed into the 70s F. Crucifer flea beetles were at moderate levels over Memorial Weekend when the sun was out and the wind was calm. Small grains are emerging to 2 lf stage. I’m finding cutworms and tiny nymph grasshoppers in the garden settings.

For the rest of the growing season, the northeast regional report will be submitted using the voices from our Northeast County Extension Agents. I’m taking a new position in NDSU Extension as East District Director in June. Thanks for reading my articles since 2012.


Lesley Lubenow

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Langdon Research Extension Center

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