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South Central ND (06/18/15)

Information from the South Central region of North Dakota.

The region’s NDAWN stations indicate rain received during June 1-16 ranged from 0.4 inch (Carrington) to 3.5 inches (Jamestown). Generally, the region has adequate soil moisture but some areas have excess water.

Alfalfa height is nearing 30 inches, is in the bud to early flower stages, and harvest has commenced. Winter cereals are in the early seed-fill stages. First-half April seeded barley has headed while spring wheat is in the boot to flowering stages. With favorable conditions for leafspot disease and scab (Fusarium head blight) and excellent yield potential, foliar fungicides should be considered for the early planted small grain. Corn planted in April is in the 4- to 5-leaf stages. Based on NDAWN, accumulated corn growing degree day units from April 25 through June 16 generally are similar to or slightly greater than the long-term average for the period.  Early May planted soybean is in the second trifoliolate stage while soybean planted the last half of May is in the first trifoliolate stage. Mid-May planted dry bean is in the first trifoliolate stage.

Greg Endres

Area Extension Specialist/Cropping Systems

NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center

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