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Northwest ND (08/16/18)

Information from the Northwest region of North Dakota.

Harvest started in earnest last week with most growers starting with lentils and pea. Small grain harvest has begun and many fields of spring wheat, durum, and barley are ready for harvest. Canola and flax won’t be far behind, but depending on planting date, may spend a little longer in the field. Temperatures soared into the 100’s late last week and over the weekend, hastening the dry down of mature crops. However, temperatures fell off on Monday with highs only in the upper 60’s for most of NW ND and a few scattered showers that stopped harvesting. Less than 0.1” fell in most places, so growers are back to harvesting today. Highs in the upper 80’s to mid 90’s are predicted for the rest of the week with only very small chances of rain, so harvesting should be able to continue uninterrupted.


Clair Keene

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Williston Research Extension Center

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