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Southwest ND (06/29/17)

Information from the Southwest region of North Dakota.

Producers in the region are continuing to cut hay where forage is available. We continue to be extremely dry. Testing for nitrates is important before feeding these forages, especially under current drought conditions. Cereals continue to head out and mature, and canola has begun to flower over the past week. There are small pockets where the crop looks surprisingly good, and there are fields that look like they may not make it to maturity. Corn in the region is showing drought stress and without rain soon, yields will suffer substantially.

A reminder that the Dickinson Research Extension Center (DREC) will be hosting our Annual Agronomy Field Day on Wednesday July 12th. The field day will be held at the DREC headquarters at 1041 State Ave, in Dickinson from 8:30-noon followed by a lunch.

Ryan Buetow

Area Extension Specialist/Cropping Systems

NDSU Dickinson Research Extension Center

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