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Northwest ND (06/09/16)

Information from the Northwest region of North Dakota.

Planting has mostly wrapped up in the Northwest corner of the state and spraying is in full swing. A lot of spray equipment was out working yesterday (Tuesday) in Mountrail and Williams Counties.

It is going to be a hot week this week and no strong chances of rain are in the forecast. This will likely speed up flowering of peas and lentils and could stress small grains if an area did not receive much rain last week. The warm weather may be conducive to fusarium head blight (scab) development in wheat if a field is in an area with higher humidity on top of the warm weather. However, without much chance of rain, humidity will likely be relatively low across the region but growers with wheat fields along waterways or in low-lying areas are advised to keep an eye out for signs of scab as wheat progresses towards heading.

SAVE THE DATE: The Williston Research Extension Center field day featuring dryland agronomy and horticultural tours will be Thursday, July 14th starting at 9 am. Everyone is welcome! A chicken lunch will be provided and followed by an afternoon session focused on pulse crop production and marketing. A field day featuring a tour of the irrigated Nesson Valley site located 25 miles east of Williston on Highway 1804 will be held the morning of Friday, July 15th starting at 9 am. The irrigated site tour will include a session on high-tunnel vegetable production.

Clair Keene

Area Extension Specialist/Cropping Systems

NDSU Williston Research Extension Center

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