ND Crop Report- May 31

ND Crop Report- May 31 Click to Enlarge

Cool, dry weather is putting stress on crops in parts of North Dakota.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's crop report says temperatures across much of North Dakota averaged 2 to 6 degrees below normal for the week ending Sunday, and most areas received little or no rain. The exception was northwestern North Dakota, where temperatures averaged 2 to 4 degrees above normal and some parts reported a half-inch of rain.

Some emerged crops and pastures are showing signs of stress and need rain and warmer weather.

Corn planting has reached 94 percent, which is close to last year's 95 percent but ahead of the five-year average of 86 percent. Sixty-six percent of the corn has emerged, which is behind 72 percent last year but ahead of the 54 percent average.

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