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Northwest ND (05/09/19)

Information from the Northwest region of North Dakota.

Spring has been off to a rocky start here in the Northwest. We had some warm and sunny days the third week of April and a few people got their field work started early. Most waited until after Easter and started planting the last week of April. Much of the area received snow, rain, or a mix the weekend of the 27th, which was enough to delay field work until late last week. Again, some rain mixed with snow fell over the weekend of May 4th and put the brakes on planting. But Sunday the 5th warmed up and seeders are rolling again this week. This week’s forecast is mostly to partly sunny with temperatures in the 50’s and 60’s with very little chance of rain. Everyone anticipates getting a lot of seeding done. This week into next should provide a good window of opportunity for planting. Best wishes to everyone for a safe and smooth planting season!

Clair Keene

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Williston Research Extension Center

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