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Southwest ND (05/20/21)

Information from the Southwest region of North Dakota

Canola in the region is emerging and with it comes heavy flea beetle activity. Rainfall events over the past week were very short lived and scattered. Many are in extreme drought conditions in the area. Average soil temperatures have reached up into the 60s for much of the region. There is enough moisture for planted crops to emerge in the Dickinson area, there are reports of some in the region where seeds have not sprouted. If this continues, many will be in need of forages. Annual forage crops such as pea/barley, oat, or rye may be some valuable cropping options this year.


Ryan Buetow

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Dickinson Research Extension Center



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