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South Central (09/13/18)

Information from the South Central region of North Dakota.

Based on NDAWN data, the following are rainfall ranges (and locations) within the region: August – 0.1 (McHenry) to 4.3 inches (Jamestown); past 60 days – 0.5 (Carrington) to 8.5 inches (Marion); April 1 through September 10 – 8.9 (Carrington and Harvey) to 16.6 inches (Marion). In the dry region (Eddy, Foster, Wells and Sheridan counties), soybean likely suffered yield loss of at least 50 percent while soybean in high rainfall areas have reduced yield due to white mold.

Harvest is essentially complete with small grain and cool-season broadleaf crops. The Carrington REC has variety trial data for most of these crops: www.ag.ndsu.edu/varietytrials/carrington-rec/2018-trial-results. Dry bean harvest is at least 75 percent complete and soybean harvest has begun.

Before harvesting soybean, consider scouting fields for Palmer amaranth before seed is dropped or spread during harvest operations. Ask NDSU Extension agents or agronomists for assistance with identifying pigweed species.

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Greg Endres

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center

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