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South Central/East ND (07/13/17)

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

The region’s NDAWN stations indicate rainfall during the past week (July 5-11) ranging from 0.4 inch (Cooperstown and Dazey), 0.25 inch (Carrington) to 0-0.2 inch at the rest of the tosites. Total rainfall from April 1 to July 11 ranges from 8.8 inches (Cooperstown) to 2.3 inches (Wishek). Estimated water use by corn and soybean during the past week ranges from 2.2 to 2.4 inches. Rain would be welcome throughout the region but critically needed in counties intersected by or west of Hwy 3.

Winter rye and wheat are in the hard-dough to mature stages of growth. Barley and spring wheat are in the dough stages. Corn planted mid-April through the first week in May has 10- to 12-collars. Based on NDAWN growing degree day units accumulated from a May 1 planting date to July 11, the region’s corn ranges from -21 units (Marion) to 134 units (Wishek) compared to the long-term average. Early planted soybean is in the full flower stage (R2); sunflower is in the initial reproductive stage (R1); flax is flowering with initial boll production; and dry bean are nearing the flower stage (R1).    

Endres

Upcoming Carrington REC crop tours:

*Barnes County small grain and soybean – Dazey: July 13 (6:30 p.m.)

*Field Day – Carrington: July 18 (9:30 a.m.)

*Corn, dry bean, soybean and sunflower – Carrington: August 24

*Field Day – Oakes: September 7

Greg Endres

Area Extension Specialist/Cropping Systems

NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center

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