Cooler weather in North Dakota limits some crops

Most North Dakota crops continue to do well despite week without warm weather, precipitation

Associated Press

FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Most crops across North Dakota were in good shape after a week with lower-than-average temperatures and little rainfall.

The Agriculture Department said Monday in its weekly crop report that warmer weather was needed to push the growth of late-planted crops.

Subsoil moisture was rated 91 percent adequate or surplus while topsoil moisture is 85 percent.

Conditions for winter wheat were reported to be 60 percent good or excellent. Conditions for durum, spring wheat, barley, oats and canola were all at least 80 percent good or excellent.

Pasture and range conditions were rated 22 percent excellent, 64 percent good, 12 percent fair, 2 percent poor and 0 percent very poor.

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