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Northwest ND (08/02/18)

Information from the Northwest region of North Dakota.

Crops are starting to turn color in Northwest ND. Most farmers I’ve spoken with say they are about 1 to 2 weeks away from starting wheat harvest. At the Williston REC, winter wheat harvest started last week and pea trials are getting harvested now. Our production pea and lentil fields will likely get desiccated later this week and harvested next week. Production wheat fields will get harvested in the next 1 to 2 weeks.

I attended the Loyal to the Soil Field Day held in Minton, SK by farmers Derek and Tannis Axten last Monday. About 100 people attended and many young farmers were there, with many from ND! The interest in intercropping was high and we saw fields with chickpea + flax, barley + fababean, durum + fababean, and pea + canola. For ascochyta management in chickpea + flax, Derek has one field that only received one fungicide application and another where he has not applied any fungicide but has sprayed compost tea as a foliar application twice. I’m looking forward to following-up with him after harvest and hear how his chickpeas did.



Clair Keene

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Williston Research Extension Center

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