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Southwest ND (06/14/18)

Information from the Southwest region of North Dakota.

Everything is looking nice and green around Dickinson. More rainfall has fallen over the weekend, NDAWN recorded 0.91 inch in Dickinson between June 6th and June 12th, and 1.57 inch in Mott, 0.54 inch in Beach, and 0.44 inch in Hettinger over the same period of time. Showers continue to be scattered so there are some who still need rain and others who have received plenty.

A few sunflower acres were still being planted in the past week. Some still are planning to plant forages and cover crops. Winter wheat in the region is beginning to head out, small grains are anywhere from just emerging up to jointing, some canola is beginning to bolt, and overall crops are looking good. There are some parts of the region dealing with wind and hail damage. As for now there is not much for disease in the region. Hay is beginning to be cut in the region, a friendly reminder to allow adequate time for drying to avoid high moisture content in the bales and risk of thermal expansion and fire.

 Ryan Buetow

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Dickinson Research Extension Center

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