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Northwest ND (07/05/18)

Information from the Northwest region of North Dakota.

Strong winds and thunderstorms rolled across Northwest ND Thursday, June 28th with winds as high as 60-70 mph knocking down trees and damaging structures in some places. Rainfall totals ranged from about 0.5” in parts of McKenzie County to over 2.5” in Burke County. The Williston Research Extension Center NDAWN station reported approximately 1” of rain. The weather forecast for the upcoming week has scattered showers on Tuesday, July 3rd giving way to sunny and warm conditions over the 4th of July holiday and followed by sunny and hot conditions for the region later in the week and over the weekend. Highs in the upper 80’s to mid-90’s are expected Friday through Sunday.

Early planted spring wheat is at the end of flowering with watery ripe kernels while later planted fields are anywhere from heading to flowering. Early-planted peas, lentils, and chickpeas are early pod and later-planted fields are flowering. Canola is flowering around the area. If you’re growing chickpea, continue to scout for Ascochyta blight and make fungicide applications if your crop is flowering and you have high relative humidity and/ or wet conditions. If you’re growing spring wheat or durum varieties susceptible to scab, keep an eye on relative humidity and be prepared to spray a fungicide if conditions are conducive to scab development while your crop is flowering.


Everyone is invited to attend the Williston Research Extension Center Dryland Agronomy Field Tour, Wednesday, July 11th at 4:00 pm!

Tour is at the WREC, 14120 Hwy 2 Williston, ND. Tour starts at 4:00 pm and a steak supper will be served afterwards at 7:00 pm.


The Nesson Valley Irrigated Farm Tour is Thursday, July 12th 9:00 am-12:00 pm with a hamburger lunch following. Nesson Valley is 23 miles east of Williston on Hwy 1804.

Clair Keene

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Williston Research Extension Center

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