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South Central ND (5/11/17)

Information from the South Central region of North Dakota.

South-Central

The region’s NDAWN stations indicate rainfall of less than 0.4 inches during May. Soil moisture and temperatures are good for cool-season crop planting and plant emergence.

Alfalfa has doubled in plant height during the last week, nearing a foot in height. Winter cereals are in the jointing stage. Barley and spring wheat seeded mid-April are at the 2-leaf stage and early May seeded small grain is emerging. Corn planting should be at least 50 percent completed by the end of this week. Soybean planting has also started. Pasture growth is slow -warm temperatures plus additional rain would aid grass development.

Weekly agronomy notes from the Carrington REC can be obtained by ‘liking’ or viewing the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/NDSUExtServ.CRECagronomy#!/NDSUExtServ.CRECagronomy

 

Greg Endres

Area Extension Specialist/Cropping Systems

NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center

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