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South Central ND (09/14/17)

Information from the South Central region of North Dakota.

The region has been dry so far this month, with NDAWN stations indicating September 1 to September 11 rainfall ranging from 0 (Cooperstown and Robinson) to 0.4 inch (Pillsbury). Rainfall from April 1 to September 11 ranges from 7.5 inches (Wishek) to 14.1 inches (Cooperstown).

Small grain harvest is essentially complete, while flax, dry bean and hay harvest continues. Silage corn harvest is underway. Based on NDAWN corn growing degree day units accumulated from May 1 planting date to September 11, the region is generally behind the long-term average, ranging from -202 units (Marion) to 106 units (Wishek). Most timely planted corn will reach maturity (R6 stage) during the last week of September through the first week of October (assuming we avoid a killing frost). Soybean generally are at initial to full maturity (R7-8), with harvest beginning in some areas.

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Greg Endres

Area Extension Specialist/Cropping Systems

NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center

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