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South Central ND (05/26/16)

Information from the South Central region of North Dakota.

The region’s NDAWNats.scnd.endres.corn stations indicate rainfall ranging from 0.1 inch (Harvey and Oakes) to 2 inches (Cooperstown), with the eastern half of the region generally receiving an inch or more during the past week (May 18-24).

Winter cereals are in the flag leaf to heading growth stages. Barley and spring wheat seeded the first-half April are at the 4-leaf to early jointing stages. Corn planted on April 30 has accumulated 215 to 200 growing degree day (GDD) units through May 24. April-planted corn is in the two-leaf (V2) stage. Nodal roots are developing on corn (see picture) and will be the primary root system by the V6 stage. Soybean planted the first week of May or earlier is in the unifoliate stage (VC). Planting of dry bean and sunflower should be essentially complete by the end of May. Post-emergence herbicide application in barley, spring wheat and corn is in progress.

 

Greg Endres

Area Extension Specialist/Cropping Systems

NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center

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