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South Central / Southeast ND (07/18/19)

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

Based on NDAWN, the region’s total rainfall May 1 through July 15 ranged from 6.5 inches (Carrington) to 13.6 inches (Linton). During the past week (July 2-8), rainfall ranged from 0.4 inch (Brampton, Harvey, McHenry and Oakes) to 2.0 inches (Linton). The region’s corn growing degree day units (GDDU) accumulated from May 15 to July 15 range from 820 to 960. This range is -75 to +36 GDDU compared to the long-term average for the period.

Spring wheat seeded during late April is in the watery-ripe to milk stages. Scab (Fusarium head blight) is starting to appear on spring wheat. First-half of May planted corn is at V8-11 to VT (tasseling) and soybean is at full flower (R2 stage). Dry bean is flowering to initial pod formation stages (R1-2). Bacterial blight is present on dry bean.

The Carrington REC had a successful Field Day, including pleasant weather. Pictured is Juan Osorno, NDSU dry bean breeder, visiting with participants about varieties.

Upcoming Carrington REC off-station crop tours:


*Barnes County – Dazey area; July 23, 6:30 p.m.

*Tri-county – Wishek area; July 30, 6:30 p.m.                     




Greg Endres

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center


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