Northeast ND (09/15/16)
Harvest is progressing in dry beans and canola. Soybeans are turning colors and loosing leaves. Heavy dew mornings and cold fronts with rainfall have slowed harvest. On Wednesday morning, we had the first look at frost in low laying or open areas. Rolla was the region’s low at 32 degrees. At Langdon, the frost recorded at 34 degrees but it was not a hard freeze.
Variety trial information is being published at the Langdon REC website. So far, winter wheat and winter rye are available. There has been a curiosity about utilizing winter rye as a cover crop in the region. Last winter was warm, so all varieties survived.
On September 28th at the Langdon REC, there is a Soil Health Tour at 8:30 am. After a lunch, Tillage Expo will occur with demonstrations of reduced tillage equipment. CEU’s are available.
Area Extension Specialist/Agronomy
NDSU Langdon Research Extension Center