National Drought Mitigation Center

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Dryland wheat short, being cut for forage in northwestern North Dakota
7/13/2017 2:17:24 PM

Richland County, MT
Roosevelt County, MT
Sheridan County, MT
Burke County, ND
Divide County, ND
McKenzie County, ND
Mountrail County, ND

Start Date: 7/11/2017 -  
Much of the dryland wheat in northwestern North Dakota was short and going to seed earlier than normal. Many growers opted to cut it for hay rather than trying to get a wheat crop. In some areas, the dryland wheat did not make a stand. Given the drought, forage ought to be tested for nitrate content so livestock do not die from eating the forage. The North Dakota State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory will perform nitrate testing. Williston Herald (N.D.), July 11, 2017