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South Central ND (08/13/15)

Information from the South Central region of North Dakota.

During August 1-11, rainfall has been limited to 0.5 inch 16.ats.endresor less with the exception of Cooperstown (1.9 inches) and Dazey (0.9 inch).  The recent weather has been favorable for small grain harvest. However, row crops are showing moisture stress in field areas with coarse-textured and low-organic matter soils. Based on NDAWN, corn that emerged on May 15 used about 0.2 inch per day during the past 7 days (August 5-11).

Winter cereals, barley and field pea harvest is nearing completion while spring wheat harvest continues with harvested acres likely near 50% by the end of this week. Preliminary reports on spring wheat indicate favorable seed yield and quality. As an example, the Carrington REC dryland HRS wheat variety trial averaged 57.4 bu/acre and 61.8 lb/bu test weight. The majority of corn is in the milk to dough (R3-4) stages.  Soybean and dry bean are in the seed development stages. Pinto bean planted May 13 in a Carrington REC planting date trial are nearing physiological maturity.

Continue monitoring for soybean aphids – generally all fields contain the insect and some have populations at levels requiring insecticide treatment.             

For more information on soybean aphid, please see Jan Knodel’s article on page 2.



Greg Endres

Area Extension Specialist/Cropping Systems

NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center

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