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Southwest ND (8/03/17)

Information from the Southwest region of North Dakota.

Scattered rain has hit parts of the region over the past week. NDAWN observed 0.29 inch of rain in Dickinson on August 1st. More rain would be welcomed, even with producers working on harvesting small grains and lentils. Harvested yields have been low as expected. There is a haze in the sky, most likely from fires in Canada and Montana. With the hot and dry weather be sure that you are prepared in case of a fire. Most sunflowers in the region are now in the early stage of flowering. Canola is continuing to ripen, some canola fields have dried down with others still very green. All of the canola fields I have seen are very thin and short, lodging is not an issue this year.

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Ryan Buetow

Area Extension Specialist/Cropping Systems

NDSU Dickinson Research Extension Center

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