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South Central ND (5/31/18)

Information from the South Central region of North Dakota.

The region’s NDAWN station data indicate rain during the month (May 1-29) ranged from 0.9 inch (Brampton, Harvey, Lisbon, and Oakes) to 3.4 inches (Marion). Considering the high temperatures during the past week, more rain would be welcome to support the young crop, to activate PRE herbicides applied for soybean and dry bean, and aid growth of pastures and hayland.

Alfalfa is in the bud to early bloom stages. Advanced winter cereals are heading. The region’s small grain and corn generally have very good stands. Early seeded (late April) barley and spring wheat are in the 4- to 5-leaf (tillering) stages. Corn planted during the first week of May has 2-4 leaves (V2-4 stages). Application of POST herbicides for small grain and corn is in progress – weeds are doing as well as the crops! Planting of soybean should be nearing 90% complete and dry bean 65-75% complete by the end of this week. The majority of planted soybean acreage has emerged plants.

The Carrington REC continues work with winter rye as a cover crop for soybean and dry bean. The picture is from the CREC’s off-station research site near Wishek showing soybean planted into plots with various timings of rye termination.


Greg Endres

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center

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