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South-Central/Southeast ND (06/11/20)

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

According to NDAWN, rainfall during June 1-8 ranged from 0.2 inch (Jamestown) to 2.8 inches (Oakes), with the Carrington REC receiving 0.3 inches. Areas that received moderate amounts of rain during the past weekend have rewetted topsoil moisture, resulting in PRE herbicide activation and a favorable environment for late-planted crop seed germination. High winds on June 6 moved soil (erosion), and damaged trees and various structures. Various levels of hail also were reported in the region.

Alfalfa is at the bud stage and harvest has begun in southern ND. Winter cereals generally are in the boot to early seed formation stages. Barley and spring wheat seeded late April are in the jointing to early heading stages. Late-April planted corn has 5 leaves and soybean is in the second trifoliate (V2) stage. Row crop planting likely will end this week. Averaged across 11 NDSU planting date trials, dry bean (pinto, black and navy) had similar yield (19.3 cwt/acre) when planted June 5-13 compared to yield (19.0-19.1 cwt/acre) with mid- or late-May planting periods.

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Greg Endres

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center

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