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South Central ND (06/30/16)

Information from the South Central region of North Dakota.

Based on NDAWN, the region’s rainfall during the past week (June 22-28) ranged from 0-0.6 inch. Strong winds on June 24-26 caused soil erosion as well as drying topsoil. Topsoil moisture generally is adequate to short. Corn emerged on May 10 used 0.2-0.25 inches of water on June 28.

Winter cereals and early seeded barley are in the dough to mature seed development stages, while spring wheat ranges from watery ripe to soft dough. April-planted corn is in the seven- to nine-leaf (V7-9) stages, and continues to average about one to two leaves ahead of the long-term average for the period of late April through June 28. Random yellow corn plants are commonly present in fields, with cause yet to be determined. Soybean has begun flowering. Also, canola and flax are adding yellow and violet color, respectively, to our landscape with their flowers. Early planted sunflower has reached the reproductive stage (R1). Grass haying continue and second cutting of alfalfa is beginning.

Upcoming Carrington REC off-station crop tours:

*Tri-county (Wishek) – July 6, 7 p.m.

*Barnes County (Dazey) – July 7, 6 p.m.


Tour details available by contacting Extension agents or CREC.


Greg Endres

Area Extension Specialist/Cropping Systems

NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center

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