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South Central ND (5/18/17)

Information from the South Central region of North Dakota.

South-Central

The region’s NDAWN stations indicate rainfall during the past week of less than 1 inch (Edgeley and Oakes = 0.9 inch to Dazey and Pillsbury = <0.1 inch). The May 16 rain rewetted surface soil, and assisting with incorporating and activating pre-emergence applied herbicides.

Alfalfa is in the bud stage. Winter cereal growth stages range from flag leaf to heading. Barley and spring wheat seeded mid-April are in tillering stage. Small grain stands generally look excellent. Corn planting is nearly complete and soybean about 50% completed. Mid-April planted corn is in the 2-leaf stage (V2). Dry bean planting will be commencing.

Most recent annual weeds species to emerge include foxtails and pigweeds. Dandelion and leafy spurge are adding yellow to our landscape!

Greg Endres

Area Extension Specialist/Cropping Systems

NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center

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