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Southwest ND (09/10/20)

Information from the Southwest region of North Dakota

After drought conditions earlier this year, and some concerns from loss of tillers in small grains, most were able to get decent yields thanks to some moisture in July. Sunflower and soybean crops in the region are looking great. After some cool temperatures moved in, it is beginning to feel like fall in southwestern North Dakota. According to NDAWN, temperatures in Dickinson went down to 28 °F on September 8th. Scattered rainfall has reached most of the region over the past week. Be sure to clean up fields after harvest to avoid potential issues with wheat streak mosaic virus down the road. Just as it is important to wear PPE and properly wash your hands when spraying, please wear a mask when in public spaces.


Ryan Buetow

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Dickinson Research Extension Center

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