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Southwest ND (5/31/18)

Information from the Southwest region of North Dakota.

Rain over the past week in the southwestern region of ND has been welcomed, but is slowing sunflower planting. Many are still working on planting sunflower acres, but most crops in the region are in the ground and emerged. Early planted cereals are beginning to tiller. Many are preparing for in crop herbicide applications.

NDAWN recorded 0.49 inch of rain in Dickinson between May 22nd and May 30th. Over the same period Hettinger recorded 0.52 inch with 0.33 falling on May 30th. There are parts of Mercer and Dunn counties that are still very dry and have missed many of the showers.

Ryan Buetow

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Dickinson Research Extension Center

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