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South Central / Southeast ND (06/27/19)

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

Based on NDAWN, the region’s total rainfall May 1 through June 24 ranged from 3.4 inches (Carrington) to 8.2 inches (Oakes). During the past week (June 18-24), the region received 1.2 inches (Carrington) to 3” (Oakes). The region is generally good to excess in soil moisture. While the recent rain will benefit cash crops, it has made harvest difficult for the hay crop.

The region’s corn growing degree day units accumulated from May 1 to June 24 range from 485 to 585, which is less growth of about 0.5 to 1.5 leaf compared to the long-term average for the same period.

Winter rye has advanced seed development and winter wheat is heading to early post-flower growth stages. Spring small grain seeded during late April are in the flag leaf to heading stages. Lots of variability exists with row crops, from early plant emergence to V6-7 corn and V2-3 soybean and dry bean. Early planted cool-season broadleaf crops including canola, field pea and flax are beginning to flower.

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Greg Endres

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center

 

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