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Southwest ND (05/13/21)

Information from the Southwest region of North Dakota

Snow and rain have brought some needed moisture to a majority of the region and it soaked into the soil very quickly. According to NDAWN, from May 1st to May 10th Dickinson received 1.14 inch of moisture, Mott 1.36, Hettinger 1.11, Beach 1.03, Dunn 0.68, Bowman 0.47, and Hazen with 0.29 inch. Many were spreading fertilizer ahead of last weekend’s moisture. This along with more moisture forecasted has saved a few crops but for some areas, especially with winter annuals and early planted cereals, stand loss has already occurred. More moisture is in the forecast for the region and it is much needed. The welcomed moisture will also increase weed growth - more spraying activity has been noted in the region the past week. Early planted cereals and canola have begun to emerge, flea beetles are present in a trial at the Dickinson REC.


Ryan Buetow

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Dickinson Research Extension Center



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