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South Central ND (6/22/17)

Information from the South Central region of North Dakota.

The region’s NDAWN stations indicate rainfall during the past week ranging from 0.9 inches (Oakes) to 2.8 inches (Brampton and Dazey). The rain was critically needed throughout the region and more would be desirable generally west of Hwy 281. During this recent ‘rainy period’, hail has also been reported in localized areas. Since April 1, the Carrington REC has received 5 inches of rain; Wishek has received the smallest amount during this period at 2.3 inches.

The first harvest of alfalfa is completed. Pastures are ‘greening-up’ with recent rain. Winter cereals are in seed-fill stages. April- to early May-seeded barley and spring wheat are heading. Corn planted mid-April through the first week in May is in the 5- to 7-leaf stages (V5-7). Soybean planted the first-half of May are in the second to third trifoliate stages (V2-3) and should begin flowering by the end of the month. Dry beans are in the 1st to 2nd trifoliate stages (V1-2). Flax is beginning to flower.

Major crop pest threat continues to be weeds.

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Greg Endres

Area Extension Specialist/Cropping Systems

NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center

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