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Southwest ND (07/27/17)

Information from the Southwest region of North Dakota.

Scattered storms brought hail to parts of the region last week along with some rain. From July 19th to July 25th, NDAWN observed 0.74 inch of rain in Beach, 0.30 inch of rain in Dickinson and 1.13 inch of rain in Mott. Peas are continuing to be harvested with low yields.

Moisture is variable across small grain fields, especially with differences in soil type. Some have begun harvesting small grains like barley and some are starting spring wheat, but most in the region are still a little green. Small grain and canola harvest will begin in full swing soon.

Corn across the region is 1-5 feet tall, with most on the shorter end, and beginning to tassel. Sunflowers (below) are either in late bud or beginning to flower. Be sure to scout for seed weevils in sunflower. In the bud stage the weevils tend to feed and hide in the bracts. By spraying Deet on the face of the heads you can get the weevils to emerge.

With moisture differences throughout the field there is high variability in growth stage throughout many of the fields.


Ryan Buetow

Area Extension Specialist/Cropping Systems

NDSU Dickinson Research Extension Center

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