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Northwest ND (06/23/16)

Information from the Northwest region of North Dakota.

Thunderstorms have rolled through most of the Northwest counties on and off during the last week keeping most places looking green. However, there has been less rain to the south and the southern half of McKenzie County is getting dry. Warm temperatures continue to push crop development and most areas have crops that are two weeks or more ahead of development than at this time last year.

Crop development updates: winter wheat is early to medium milk, barley is heading, durum and spring wheat are late tillering to jointing if planted in May and flag leaf to heading if they were planted in April, peas are flowering to early or full pod, canola is flowering to early pod formation, and soybean is V1 to V3. Isolated reports of hail damage have come in with some of the thunderstorms, but so far there have not been reports of any large areas affected by hail. Scab has been found in one winter wheat field in Williams County, but overall disease incidence in small grains in the NW appears to be low.

Clair Keene

Area Extension Specialist/Cropping Systems

NDSU Williston Research Extension Center

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