SOUTH-CENTRAL ND WEATHER AND CROP OVERVIEW

 

During August 9 to 15, areas north of I-94 received 0.1 to 0.7 inches of rainfall as recorded at NDAWN sites in south-central ND. Also, rainfall was occurring in most of this region during the day (August 16) this report was written. Although additional rainfall will hamper small grain harvest, the moisture would be useful in supporting warm-season crop yield especially in counties near the South Dakota border. On August 15, estimated daily water use ranged from 0.16 to 0.24inches for corn emerged May 15, soybean and dry bean emerged May 29, and sunflower emerged June 5. Daily crop water use estimates from NDAWN may be obtained from the following website:

 

The majority of small grain acres have been harvested south of I-94. At least 50% of small grain acres in the northern part of this region have been harvested. Canola harvest also is in progress. The high winds from last weekend caused canola harvest problems (e.g. swath movement) in Wells County. Preliminary reports regarding canola indicate only average yields due to sclerotinia, harvest problems, etc. Row crops generally look good to excellent in the region. Some reports of yellow soybean (likely due to insufficient nitrogen) have been received in Dickey and LaMoure counties.

 

The NDSU Carrington Research Extension Centerís 2000 dryland, no-till winter wheat trial included 23 cultivars that averaged 61.9 bushels/acre. Arapahoe, Nekota, Ransom, and Tandem were the highest yielding varieties in this yearís trial, with yields ranging from 67.1 to 77.3 bushels/acre. During the past 3 years (1998-2000), Arapahoe (62.7 bushels/acre), Ransom (61.5 bushels/acre), and Seward (60.4 bushels/acre) were the highest yielding varieties.

 

 

HARD RED WINTER WHEAT VARIETY PERFORMANCE, CARRINGTON, 1998-2000.

 

HRW Cultivar

Grain yield (bushels/acre)

Test weight (lb/bushel)

Protein (%)

 

2000

1998-2000

1998-2000

1998-2000

Agassiz

58.2

43.4

59.9

13.3

Alliance

66.2

53.1

60.6

12.4

Arapahoe

77.3

62.7

60.5

13.9

CDC Kestrel

64.0

58.5

58.2

12.4

Crimson

61.1

54.0

61.2

13.7

Elkhorn

53.6

57.6

60.4

13.8

Ernhardt

54.5

48.5

58.1

14.4

Nekota

76.2

55.8

60.4

13.3

Norstar

56.2

57.0

59.8

12.7

Ransom

67.1

61.5

59.7

13.3

Roughrider

57.5

51.4

60.6

14.2

Seward

59.6

60.4

61.2

12.6

Tandem

68.5

54.9

60.8

13.7

Windstar

64.0

56.3

60.7

13.8

LSD (0.05)

10.6