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Northwest ND (08/06/20)

Information from the Northwest region of North Dakota.

Winter wheat and early-planted pea is being harvested in the Northwest. Early planted spring wheat and durum fields are turning color and starting to dry down. A few early fields may get harvested late this week, but I think most will start harvest next week. Later planted wheat and durum that were able to use early July rains won’t be ready to harvest for another 3 weeks. Lentil fields are starting to turn color with some close to being ready for desiccation. Sunflower heads are just starting to open.

Hardly any rain fell last week in most of the region with the exception of a few small, localized cloud bursts. Temperatures were in the upper 80’s to mid 90’s during that latter half of the week and things are drying down quickly once again. The forecast for the up-coming week is mid 80’s for the first half of the week and then upper 80’s the latter half and through the weekend. Mostly sunny conditions are predicted and there are no strong chances of rain, though a localized thunderstorm is possible.

 

Clair Keene

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Williston Research Extension Center

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