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South Central / Southeast ND (07/11/19)

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

Based on NDAWN, the region’s total rainfall May 1 through July 8 ranged from 5.8 inches (Carrington) to 9.8 inches (Oakes). During the past week (July 2-8), rainfall ranged from 0.4 inch (Harvey) to 5.3 inches (Linton). On July 9, significant rain was received.

The region’s corn growing degree day units accumulated from May 15 to July 8 range from 670 to 790. This range is about the equivalent of one leaf or less plant development compared to the long-term average for the period. We should have lots of summer left to catch up; a delayed fall frost would also be good!

Winter cereals are in the soft- to hard-dough seed stages. Spring small grain seeded during late April are in the watery-ripe to soft-dough stages. First-half of May planted corn is at V7-9 and soybean is flowering (R1 stage). Canola is advancing through bloom with pod/seed development; dry bean are nearing the flowering stage; field pea is developing seed; flax is forming bolls; and sunflower has reached the reproductive stage (R1).

POST herbicide application in soybean and dry bean, foliar fungicide application in spring wheat, and haying have all been recent, challenging farm activities due to frequent and significant rain. Lodged grain and increase in crop disease risk are present.



Greg Endres

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center

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