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Northwest ND (05/10/18)

Information from the Northwest region of North Dakota.

The race is on to get crops planted in NW ND. Higher temperatures and sunshine have warmed up and dried out soils across the region. Planting of small grains, lentils, and peas continues and those with canola are eager to get it in the ground as soon as possible. Scattered showers on May 7th chased a few people out of the fields, but most areas received less than 0.1” and planters are out again today. There is a chance of showers on Thursday, May 10th, but aside from that, the weather should be conducive to planting. Cooler temperatures later this week will likely slow germination a little bit, but warmer and sunny conditions over the weekend should get crops planted last week and this week out of the ground.

Clair Keene

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Williston Research Extension Center

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