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South Central ND (06/01/17)

Information from the South Central region of North Dakota.

The region’s NDAWN stations indicate rainfall during the past week (May 24-30) of 0 to 0.25 inch (Dazey). Rainfall would be welcome in the region to reduce blowing soil, and aid warm-season crop (soybean, dry bean and sunflower) plant emergence, and activate pre-emergence herbicides. The region’s maximum wind speed during Memorial Day weekend ranged from 27-50 mph.

Alfalfa is nearing 24-inch height and is in the bud stage. Winter rye is heading. Barley and spring wheat seeded mid-April are in the 5- to 6-leaf stages (near or starting to joint). Mid-April planted corn is at the 3- to 4-leaf stages (V3-4). Soybean planting is essentially complete, and dry bean and sunflower planting should be nearly complete by the end of this week.

PRE herbicide application for soybean and dry bean, and POST herbicide application in small grain and corn has been challenging with the windy weather.

Greg Endres

Area Extension Specialist/Cropping Systems

NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center

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