Southwest ND (07/29/21)
According to NDAWN, from July 1st to July 26th Dickinson received 1.22 inches of rain, Beach 1.39, Amidon 1.89, Bowman 1.41, Hettinger 1.02, Mott 1.51, Carson 0.79, Mandan 2.22, Hazen 1.78, and Dunn 1.31. Drought and heat stress have had a negative impact on crop conditions. Grasshoppers continue to be an issue. Sunflowers are beginning to flower in the region. Small grain and canola harvest will be in full swing within the next couple of weeks. There are pockets where crop condition looks relatively decent, but most are expecting heavily reduced yields.
Extension Cropping Systems Specialist
NDSU Dickinson Research Extension Center