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Northwest ND (06/13/19)

Information from the Northwest region of North Dakota.

Most farmers in the Northwest wrapped up seeding last week and are switching over to in-crop spraying. Warm weather last week encouraged development of crops that were already emerged and helped later planted crops get out of the ground quickly. High temperatures dropped from the 80’s to the 60’s over the weekend and cooler temperatures are forecast through mid-week with highs in the 80’s possible Thursday and Friday. Scattered showers moved through the area on Saturday, but generally dropped less than 0.25” of rain. Next weekend there are low chances of scattered showers, but no major rain is forecast in the coming week. The top soil is dry and spotty emergence is an issue in places. The northwest is getting dry and needs a good rain to help crops get off to a good start.

There will be an on-farm field day on pipeline reclamation with perennial forages north of Ray, ND on Thursday, June 20th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Topics will include species selection, basic alfalfa management, and using water infiltration to monitor soils. The field site is located at the intersection of 117th Ave NW and 70th St NW on the south side of the road. Directions from the Ray Cenex gas station are: 7 mi north on County Rd 17, then 1 mi west on 70th St NW. This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. If you have questions about this event, please call Clair Keene at the Williston Research Extension Center 701-774-4315.


Clair Keene

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Williston Research Extension Center

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