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Southwest ND (06/21/18)

Information from the Southwest region of North Dakota.

Crops appear to be maturing more quickly than average this year. Most canola began to flower in the past week. Early planted small grains are anywhere from booting to early heading. According to NDAWN total rainfall in the past week from June 13th to June 19th in Dickinson is at 0.98 inch, 1.52 inch in Beach, 0.89 inch in Mott, 0.55 inch in Hettinger, 0.37 inch in Carson, and 0.48 inch in Hazen. For producers who may have went short on nitrogen fertilizer this spring with concerns for drought, now may be a good time for an application to collect some of the yield potential that comes with the recent rains. When it comes down to it though, you can’t know how much fertilizer is needed without soil test results. Last year around this time, the region was receiving many samples for wheat streak mosaic virus, with the winter we had this past year I wouldn’t expect it to be much of an issue, but if you suspect a virus issue be sure to send a sample into the Plant Diagnostic Lab.

Ryan Buetow

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Dickinson Research Extension Center

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