Crop & Pest Report


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Southwest ND (07/13/17)

Information from the Southwest region of North Dakota.

Crops in the region are stunted and maturing ahead of schedule. The few soybean fields in the region that I’ve seen are very short and have begun flowering already. Most corn is anywhere from ankle to knee-high and is twisted from the drought and heat stress. Peas are extremely stunted and have set pods. Barley and other cereals are turning color and many kernels have either aborted or will be very light. Many are still baling small grains. With the hot and dry conditions, any moisture in the soil is evaporating, leaving behind salts at the surface. Saline areas, or white spots in fields are expanding and further stressing the crops that are there.



Ryan Buetow

Area Extension Specialist/Cropping Systems

NDSU Dickinson Research Extension Center

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