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Southwest ND (04/30/20)

Information from the Southwest region of North Dakota.

Even though it feels early after a couple of years with delayed planting, many are on track with planting progress. Many acres of wheat, canola, and pulses have been planted across the region. Some are further along and some have more moisture. Issues with standing crops from 2019 are being managed in many ways over the past month including different forms of tillage, burning, and some harvesting. Over the past month there have been a couple light rain and even snow events but we haven’t received much for moisture. According to NDAWN from April 1st to April 27th Dickinson received 0.2 inch of rain, Beach received 0.54 inch, Bowman with 0.34, and Hettinger with 0.17. The soil temperature has been warming up with April 27th average for bare soil in Dickinson at 55 degrees.

If you are looking for something to listen to while out doing fieldwork be sure to look up Agronomy and Economy wherever you find your podcasts or listen on Spotify at this link Be sure to stay patient on the roads and give those hauling farm equipment and fertilizer the space they need.


Ryan Buetow

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Dickinson Research Extension Center

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