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Northwest ND (05/16/19)

Information from the Northwest region of North Dakota.

With the sunnier weather and warmer temperatures, planting is progressing at a rapid pace in Northwest ND. Farmers are rushing to get crops in the ground this week as rain is forecast to start Friday and continue through late next week. Rain will be welcome as the top soil is quite dry across the region. However, I’m sure everyone could use another day or two to get more done before the rain starts. There have been a few calm days the last week as well, and the spray rigs have been busy. Weeds are up and I have seen kochia and downy brome (aka, cheat grass) growing in fields at the Williston REC. Even though fields were planted 2 and 3 weeks ago, very little has emerged. Temperatures in the 70’s and sunshine yesterday, today, and tomorrow will help warm up the soil and get crops out of the ground.

Clair Keene

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Williston Research Extension Center

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