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By Marko Manoukian
PC Extension Agent 

Drought impacts on crops and livestock discussed


Table 1. Crop water productivity (lb/ac/in) for selected crops from the Northern Great Plains.

While the wind has been atrocious in March the moisture was scarce. You can say that from about July of 2020 to today, total moisture is significantly low.  The drought conditions and the potential continuation of lower than normal moisture in the future was the discussion at the Great Northern Wednesday March 31, 2020.

Extension Agent Marko Manoukian recently took 20 soil moisture samples with the Paul Brown (developed by Dr. Paul Brown Soil Spiciest with Montana State University in 1981) probe and found the probe would go in the stubble and winter wheat fields 17 inches.  If every foot...

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