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South-Central ND (08/02/18)

Information from the South Central region of North Dakota.

The region’s NDAWN station data indicate the following rainfall amounts:

*April 1 to July 30 - 5.4 inches (Harvey) to 14.6 inches (Streeter), and 8.6 inches at the Carrington REC (CREC).

* July 1 to 30 - 0.9 inch (Harvey) to 7.7 inches (Oakes), and 2.7 inches at the CREC.

Our current dry period is good for early season crop harvest and haying but not to maintain yield potential in row crops. NDAWN data indicates corn emerged on May 15 and soybean emerged May 20 used 0.2- to 0.24-inch of water per day during July 24-30. Row crops are showing soil moisture stress generally in Sheridan and Wells counties, and in field areas with poorer soils throughout the region.

Harvest continues with winter cereals, field pea and barley, and has begun with spring wheat. Early planted corn is in the blister to milk stages (R2-3). Based on NDAWN growing degree day units (GDDU) accumulated from May 1 planting date through July 30, the region’s corn has accumulated 1435 GDDUs (Wishek) to 1650 GDDUs (Lisbon and Oakes), which continues to be well ahead of the long-term average for the same period. Soybean and dry bean are in seed development stages, and sunflower are shining with yellow during pollination.

Upcoming CREC crop tours:                             

*Barnes County off-station - corn and soybean (Fingal area): August 8; 8 a.m.

*Row Crop - corn, dry bean and soybean (CREC): August 23; 4 p.m.



Greg Endres

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center

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