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Northwest ND (05/19/16)

Information from the Northwest region of North Dakota.

The northwest region did not experience as many hours of freezing temperatures as did locations farther east as a result of the cold front that moved through the area week.  Daily high temperatures were in the 40s and 50s the latter half of the week but were back into the 60s by the weekend.  Overnight temperatures only dipped a little below freezing in the northern most counties but otherwise stayed at or a few degrees above freezing in most of Northwest ND.

Small grains planted in early April are at the 3 or 4 leaf stage and winter wheat in many fields is jointing.  Pulse crops planted in mid to late April are emerged and looking good. For those still planting and/ or looking to apply pre-emergence herbicides, we have a windy week ahead with high winds predicted for Friday and Saturday.  If you need to spray, plan to spray early in the morning before the wind picks up and ahead of possible thunderstorms early next week.

Clair Keene

Area Extension Specialist/Cropping Systems

NDSU Williston Research Extension Center

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