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South Central ND (05/10/18)

Information from the South Central region of North Dakota.

The region’s NDAWN stations indicate rainfall ranging from 0.7 inch (Dazey and Pillsbury) to less than 0.1 inch (Harvey and Tappen) during May 1-8. The topsoil moisture will aid plant establishment of previously planted small grain and corn as well as crops yet to be planted.

Growth of alfalfa and winter cereals is accelerating: established alfalfa is up to 12 inches in height, and winter rye and wheat are in the tillering stage. Barley seeded April 24 at the Carrington REC is emerging. The region’s small grain and corn planting should be at least 25-35 percent completed by the end of this week. Soybean planting has also started.

Weekly agronomy notes from the Carrington REC can be obtained by ‘liking’ or viewing the Facebook page:!/NDSUExtServ.CRECagronomy


NDSU Crop Management Field School Scheduled for June 14 in Carrington

NDSU Extension’s annual crop management field school will be offered Thursday, June 14, starting at 9 a.m. at the Carrington REC.

Field sessions include:

* Weed identification - identify about 60 living weed exhibits, plus brief reviews will be provided on selected weed biology and control

* Herbicide site-of-action demonstration - identify herbicide classes by examining crop and weed injury symptoms

*Cover crops - review trials and results with small grain and row crops

*Measuring soil quality – review of field tools and tests

*Late-season wheat management - review of strategies for disease control and plant nutrition

*POST soybean herbicides - examine balance between crop injury and weed control

For further details and preregistration information, go to or contact the Carrington REC at (701) 652-2951.

Greg Endres

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center

This site is supported in part by the Crop Protection and Pest Management Program [grant no. 2017-70006-27144/accession 1013592] from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the website author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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