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Southwest ND (05/16/19)

Information from the Southwest region of North Dakota.

Farmers are pushing to get acres planted and sprayed this week with the forecast for potential moisture over the weekend. The high winds and warmer temperatures over the last week have some concerned about lack of moisture in the sandier soils in the region. A majority of wheat and pea acres are planted, and many are pushing to get canola acres seeded. According to NDAWN, the average bare soil temperature in Dickinson reached 60 degrees on May 13th. Rainfall recorded from May 7th to May 13th in Dickinson totaled 0.08 inch, and over the same time period Hazen recorded 0.28 inch, Hettinger with 0.44 inch, Mott with 0.32 inch, and Bowman with 0.16 inch.

The earlier planted spring wheat began to emerge towards the end of last week. For the winter wheat acres, be sure to check for any potential stand loss.

Ryan Buetow

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Dickinson Research Extension Center

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