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South-Central/East ND (07/05/18)

Information from the South Central/East region of North Dakota.

The region’s NDAWN station data indicate rain during June ranged from 1.9 inches (Marion) to 5.7 inches (Jamestown), with the Carrington REC (CREC) receiving 4.6 inches. Soil moisture is adequate in region for small grain seed development and preserving grain yield in row crops. However, the abundant moisture is increasing risk of scab and late-season disease in small grain. Early morning wind on June 29 reached maximum speeds ranging from 36 mph at Oakes to 69-70 mph at Harvey and Streeter, with the CREC at 50+ mph. The wind lodged crops, especially corn, along with some leaf and plant loss (see picture). At the CREC, the corn had generally straightened the next day.

Corn planted during the first week of May has 9-12 leaves. Based on NDAWN growing degree day units (GDDU) accumulated from May 1 planting date through July 1, the region’s corn has accumulated 915-1085 GDDUs, which continues to be ahead of the long-term average for the same period. Most soybean fields are near or at flowering (R1 stage).

Herbicide application is nearing the end in soybean and continues in dry bean. Disease and insect problems continue to be minimal but scouting needs to continue considering our favorable growing conditions for crops and pests.


Greg Endres

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center

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