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South-Central/Southeast ND (06/03/21)

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

According to NDAWN, since last week’s report (May 27), this region’s southern and eastern counties received the 0.1 to 0.7 inch of rain. Total rainfall during May ranged from 0.6 inch (Robinson) to 5.7 inches (Jamestown), and the Carrington Research Extension Center (CREC) received 1.4 inches. More rain is needed, especially with recent high winds and forecasted extreme air temperatures later this week! Also, crops that potentially can recover from damage caused by the May 28 frost are hindered by minimal topsoil moisture plus pending heat.

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Alfalfa regrowth at the CREC is at <15-inch height and flower buds are present. Advanced winter rye is heading and spring-planted small grain are jointing. Corn is in the 2- to 3-leaf stage and early planted soybean in the unifoliate (VC) stage. Dry bean and sunflower planting should be near completion this week. 

 

Greg Endres

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center

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