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Southwest ND (5/25/17)

.Information from the Southwest region of North Dakota.

Although some parts of the region have benefitted from scattered showers over the past week, much of the region is still dry. Producers in the region are still working on planting corn and sunflowers. Cereals are anywhere from just emerging to tillering, depending on planting date and location. For those with winter wheat and winter rye, the crops are heading. Although it has been dry, the weeds have not stopped growing. Multiple reports have been received of issues with Canada thistle, absinthe wormwood, leafy spurge, and bromes. With the lack of moisture, the alfalfa and hay fields are not looking great in some areas. We received reports of alfalfa weevil larvae in Golden Valley County and there are signs that the weevil overwintered in the region. Prairie dogs continue to be an issue as well.

Ryan Buetow

Area Extension Specialist/Cropping Systems

NDSU Dickinson Research Extension Center

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