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Southwest ND (5/18/17)

.Information from the Southwest region of North Dakota.

Southwest ND

The past couple of days most of the region finally received some much needed rainfall. According to NDAWN, between May 10th and May 16th Dickinson received 0.88 inches of rain while Beach received 0.59 inches of rain. While scattered showers gave most of the region moisture, Hettinger could still use some rain, NDAWN shows they received 0.25 inch over the same period. Most crops in the region have been planted, but some are still planting corn, lentils, sunflowers are either being planted or will be planted in the near future, and a few are putting in soybeans. Most spring wheat is emerged and some earlier planted cereals are at the 2-3 leaf stage. Weed control continues and some of the major weed issues in the southwest are with kochia, bromes, and Persian darnel as well as Canada thistle and absinthe wormwood. There has also been a report of cutworm issues in canola.

Ryan Buetow

Area Extension Specialist/Cropping Systems

NDSU Dickinson Research Extension Center

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