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Northwest ND (08/30/18)

Information from the Northwest region of North Dakota.

A lot of harvest progress has been made over the last two weeks. Conditions have generally been cooler than normal because of the thick haze from western forest fires hanging in the air. Things were getting very dry up until yesterday (August 26th) and soybeans that were green started to turn yellow and pasture grasses were going brown. However, scattered rain showers brought 0.1-0.5” across much of NW ND yesterday and spotty rain continues today.

Many of the small grain fields and pulse crops in the area have been harvested, but there still are acres waiting to be cut. Late-season crops generally aren’t ready yet and it will be a few weeks before sunflower and soybean are harvested.

A meeting on fall weed control will be held in Crosby at the Divide County Courthouse on Thursday, September 13th at 10:00 am. Farmers and crop advisors are encouraged to attend to learn about horseweed (aka marestail) and narrow leaf hawksbeard control.


Clair Keene

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Williston Research Extension Center

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