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South-Central/Southeast ND (04/30/20)

Information from the South Central/Southeast region of North Dakota.

The geographic area generally covered by this report includes a northern border of Sheridan County to Eddy County southward to Sargent County and west to Emmons County.

According to NDAWN, the region’s bare soil temperature at 4-inch depth during the period of April 25-27 averaged 45-55 degrees. At Carrington on April 28, 32 degree soil temperature was present at the 20-inch depth.

Alfalfa regrowth is at 2- to 3-inch height. Winter cereals are in the seedling to early tillering stages. Perennial weeds including quackgrass, dandelion, absinth wormwood, Canada thistle and field bindweed; and winter annual weeds are regrowing. Spring annuals including kochia and wild buckwheat also have emerged.

The Carrington REC’s first research trials (barley and spring wheat variety performance) were planted on April 24. While 2020 small grain and corn planting has recently begun, 2019 corn and soybean harvest continues in scattered fields in the region.

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Greg Endres

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center

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