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Northwest ND (6/04/20)

Information from the Northwest region of North Dakota.

The past week saw a lot of planting get done and some farmers finish seeding their crops in Northwest North Dakota. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been measurable rainfall in most places since Memorial Day weekend and the top soil is again drying out. Most fields are in need of some moisture. The 7-day forecast does not look promising for rain. Conditions are expected to be mostly sunny with high’s in the low 80’s and upper 70’s.

Here’s an update on crop emergence at the WREC: spring wheat is 3 leaf-1 tiller, pea V4-V5, lentil V3-V4, and winter wheat is in the boot with some awns emerging. Dry conditions are not yet slowing down the weeds and horseweed (also called marestail) is starting to bolt. Summer annual weeds Russian thistle and green foxtail (aka pigeon grass) have emerged.


Clair Keene

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Williston Research Extension Center

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