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South Central/East ND (07/06/17)

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

The region’s NDAWN stations indicate rainfall during the past week (June 28-July 4) ranging from 1 inch (Oakes), 0.7 inch (McHenry) to 0-0.5 inch at balance of sites. Frost damage from cold temperatures on June 25 is present in corn, soybean, dry bean and wheat in counties including Emmons, Logan, McIntosh and Stutsman. While the damage is highly visible in row crops, generally a small percentage of each field is affected and few plants were killed. The region's dry conditions are a much more dominant stress to crops.

Winter rye and wheat are in the soft- to hard-dough stages. Mid-April seeded spring wheat is in the soft-dough stage and early May seeded wheat is in the flowering to watery ripe seed stages. Mid-April planted field pea is in the early seed formation stage. Corn planted mid-April through the first week in May is in rapid growth (‘road gear’) mode and has 8-10 collars (V8-10 stages). Based on NDAWN growing degree day units accumulated from a May 1 planting date to July 4, the region’s corn ranges from -23 units (Marion and Robinson) to 100 units (Wishek) compared to the long-term average. Soybean planted the first-half of May is at or nearing flowering (R1). Sunflower also is nearing the reproductive stage.

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Greg Endres

Area Extension Specialist/Cropping Systems

NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center

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