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Warm temperatures allowed for significant planting progress and some emergence....

    FARGO, N.D. - For the week ending May 7th, temperatures averaged above normal across most of the state, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Warm temperatures allowed for significant planting progress and some emergence. Warm temperatures also continued to dry out the soil in parts of southern North Dakota.

    There were 6.5 days suitable for fieldwork.

    Topsoil moisture supplies rated 1 percent very short, 11 short, 73 adequate, and 15 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 1 percent very short, 8 short, 77 adequate, and 14 surplus.

    Field Crops Report
    Corn planted was 23 percent, well behind 46 last year, and behind 34 for the five-year average.

    Soybeans planted was 4 percent, behind 22 last year and 12 average.

    Winter wheat condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 22 fair, 69 good, and 5 excellent. Winter wheat jointed was 23 percent, behind 31 last year.

    Spring wheat planted was 45 percent, well behind 65 last year, and near 49 average. Emerged was 11 percent, behind 25 last year and 20 average.

    Barley planted was 39 percent, well behind 63 last year, and near 43 average. Emerged was 7 percent, behind 22 last year and 16 average.

    Oats planted was 48 percent, behind 60 last year, but near 45 average. Emerged was 6 percent, behind 23 last year and 17 average.

    Sugarbeets planted was 74 percent, well behind 94 last year, but ahead of 61 average.

    Durum wheat planted was 24 percent, behind 29 last year, and near 26 average.

    Canola planted was 16 percent, behind both 32 last year and 26 average.

    Flaxseed planted was 16 percent, behind 25 last year, and near 17 average.

    Dry edible peas planted was 50 percent, behind 56 last year, but ahead of 39 average. Emerged was 10 percent, behind 20 last year, and near 12 average.

    Potatoes planted was 15 percent, behind 30 last year and 24 average.

    Pasture and Range Report
    Pasture and range conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 6 poor, 33 fair, 57 good, and 4 excellent.

    Stock water supplies rated 0 percent very short, 5 short, 88 adequate, and 7 surplus.


    FARGO, ND (NDSU) - The North Dakota State University Extension Service will host a workshop and certification test for 4-H horse judges on Sunday, June 11th, in Washburn. Individuals who wish to judge 4-H horse shows in North Dakota need to be certified, according to Paige Brummund, NDSU Extension Service agent.

    A seminar will be held in the morning starting at 9 at the Johnsrud Building at the ND 4-H Camp. It will cover the North Dakota 4-H Horse Show Rules and Judging Guide. This seminar is open to anyone and would be beneficial for adult volunteers and older youth involved in the 4-H Horse Project.

    Certification testing will begin at 1 p.m. The exam is designed to test the participants' knowledge of 4-H horse class rules and judging procedures.

    The testing procedure will consist of both judging horse show classes and a written exam. Individuals who pass both portions of the exam will be considered certified and their names will be added to the official certified horse judges list the North Dakota Center for 4-H Youth Development maintains.

    Judges are certified for three years. Then they must be recertified to remain on the list.

    Attending the morning informational seminar is free of charge. The cost for taking the certification testing is $20. Pre-Registration is required by June 7th and can be completed by registering online at or calling 701-857-6444.



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