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Northeast ND (06/25/20)

Information from the Northeast region of North Dakota.

Rain showers were scattered across the region with rain amounts of 0.20 inches in the west and southwest and much higher amounts in the north and east. Langdon REC reported the top 4 inches soil moisture levels are 14.7%, whereas, 5-8 inches depths show 26.3% moisture. There is a large area needing rain as the top soil is much drier in the west. Pesticide applications are behind due to the very windy conditions over the entire area. Cutworms are being reported in soybean fields across the region. Flea beetle activity has greatly increased and grasshoppers have been found doing damage in crops.  Crops are looking pretty good in general and still an odd fields being planted to edible beans. Pastures are much better than past years but rain would be beneficial. Producers are concerned about the shortness of grass for hay and many livestock producers are thinking of taking a reduced Prevent Plant payment and plant cover for forage. Prevent plant will be in the 20-30 percent range depending on the area of the region.


Bill Hodous

Ext Agent/Ramsey County

NDSU Ext County Programs

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