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South Central ND (6/15/17)

Information from the South Central region of North Dakota.

The region’s NDAWN stations indicate rainfall during the past week (June 7-13) ranging from 0.7 inches (Marion) to 2-2.4 inches (Brampton, Dazey, Fingal and Linton). The rain was welcome throughout the region but especially west of Hwy 281. 

Alfalfa is flowering and cutting/harvest continues. Winter cereals are in the heading (wheat) to early seed-fill (rye) stages. Barley and spring wheat seeded mid-April are in the flag to boot stages. Corn planted mid-April is at the 6-leaf stage and planted early May is at 4 leaf. Soybean generally are in the first to second trifoliate stages (V1-2) and dry bean plants are in the unifoliate to first trifoliate stages (VC-V1). The June 13 rain will aid in improving soybean and dry bean plant stand density for fields that had marginal soil moisture at planting time. Grain yield potential currently appears modest for small grain but generally good for row crops.

Row crop fields will need to be monitored for a new flush of weeds due to the recent rain and warm soils. Likewise, the rain may increase risk for foliar disease and insect activity.




Greg Endres

Area Extension Specialist/Cropping Systems

NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center

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