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Northwest ND (05/06/21)

Information from the Northwest region of North Dakota.

With warmer temperatures last week, planting pace picked up in the Northwest. High’s in the 80’s on Friday and Saturday made for nice planting weather, but have farmers worried about what little soil moisture there is evaporating even faster. A few scattered showers moved through Monday and today, but most places received less than 0.1”. High’s the rest of this week are predicted to be in the 60’s with chances of scattered showers over the weekend. The region is still extremely dry and in desperate need of good rains. With the dry conditions, planting is progressing as quickly as farmers can seed with no delays due to rain or wet soils. It will be wait and see before we know if seeded crops have enough moisture to emerge.


Clair Keene

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Williston Research Extension Center

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