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Southwest ND (06/08/17)

Information from the Southwest region of North Dakota.

Scattered showers on Monday blessed parts of the region, but more moisture is needed. The showers were very variable, the Dickinson NDAWN station only recorded 0.06 inch and Hettinger at 0.07 inch- while Bowman seemed to receive more rain- recording 0.28 inch with a few reports in that area receiving closer to an inch. The field crops are showing drought stress, especially along hillsides and sandier fields. The dry conditions along with the stress from the heat appear to be having an effect on tillering for cereals. With the lack of moisture symptoms from other issues, such as root rots and insect issues could be amplified. With the dry conditions as well as issues stemming from insects and frost earlier in the year, forage crops are suffering. Many will have to look for alternative forage options.

Ryan Buetow

Area Extension Specialist/Cropping Systems

NDSU Dickinson Research Extension Center

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