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Northwest ND (06/11/20)

Information from the Northwest region of North Dakota.

Planting is wrapping up in Northwest North Dakota. I was out in the Ray area on Friday and saw two seeders out but in the western part of Williams County, seeding is done and crops are emerging. Earlier planted fields are up with rows visible in many places. Scattered thunderstorms moved through the region over the weekend with strong winds and some rain, though moisture was not widespread. The Dagmar, MT NDAWN station showed 0.31”, Alamo had 0.15”, Crosby 0.79”, and the Williston station 0”. A few showers continued the morning of Monday June 8th, but less than 0.1” fell in most places. More moisture is needed to get crops off to a good start, but unfortunately there is not much in the forecast. High temperatures are predicted to be in the 70’s and 80’s this week with very low chances of showers.

Here at the Williston REC, winter wheat is headed out with a few anthers showing on early varieties. Spring wheat and durum are tillering, pea is V6-V7, and lentil V4-V5. The weeds are growing quickly and now is the time for in-crop spraying. Horseweed is bolting and I’ve seen a few narrowleaf hawksbeard flowers in some fields.

 

Clair Keene

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Williston Research Extension Center

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