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South Central ND (05/03/18)

Information from the South Central region of North Dakota.

The geographic area (16 counties) covered by this report includes a northern border of Sheridan County to Griggs County southward to Sargent County and west to Emmons County.

According to NDAWN, on April 30 the region’s soil temperatures at 4-inch depth on bare ground were in the low- to mid-50s F while turf-covered soil temperatures ranged from mid-30s to low 50s. At Carrington on May 1, soil depth of 24 inches was needed to reach a low of 32 degrees.

Alfalfa regrowth is at 2- to 4-inches in height. Winter cereals are in the seedling to early tillering stages. Quackgrass, dandelion, and winter annual weeds are showing the most spring growth but annuals including wild oat, kochia, common lambsquarters, and wild buckwheat are also emerging.

Planting of small grain and corn in the region generally has begun this week. The Carrington REC’s first research trials (barley) were planted on April 27.

 

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Greg Endres

Area Extension Specialist/Cropping Systems

NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center

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