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South-Central/Southeast ND (07/16/20)

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

According to NDAWN, the region’s rainfall during May 1-July 12 ranges from 2.9 inches (Robinson) to 11.4 inches (Harvey and Oakes), with the Carrington Research Extension Center (CREC) receiving 3.8 inches. Corn and soybean average daily water use during July 1-12 was 0.25 to 0.3 inches per day. The accumulated growing degree day units for corn continues to be greater (additional 0.5-3 leaves) than the long-term average for the current growing period.

This month’s harvest activities include 2019 corn, and 2020 winter cereals, barley and possibly spring wheat. Winter rye is mature and swathing has begun (see picture). Late-April seeded barley is at the hard dough stage to mature, while spring wheat is in the dough stages. Tassels are beginning to show (VT stage) in early planted corn. Advanced soybean is in the pod development stages (R3-4). Dry bean are entering the flower to early pod development stages and sunflower are in the early reproductive growth stages. Seed is rapidly developing in canola pods and flax bolls.

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Greg Endres

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center

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