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South Central / Southeast ND (07/25/19)

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

Based on NDAWN, the regioats.3n’s total rainfall May 1 through July 22 ranged from 7.4 inches (Harvey) to 14.5 inches (Linton). During the current month (July 1-22), rainfall ranged from 1.4 inches (Harvey) to 7.6 inches (Linton). The region has adequate to excess soil moisture.

The region’s corn growing degree day units (GDDU) accumulated from May 10 to July 22 range from 995 (Robinson) to 1170 (Oakes). This range is -98 to +49 GDDU, depending on location, compared to the long-term average for the period.

Winter cereals and early seeded barley are at physiological maturity, while spring wheat is in the dough stage. Ergot in rye and scab (Fusarium head blight) can be commonly found in barley and spring wheat (see picture), plus the various leaf diseases including bacterial leaf streak. Small grain lodging is also common in the region. First-half of May planted corn is at VT (tasseling) to R1 (silking) and soybean is beginning pod formation (R3 stage). Dry bean is in the pod- to seed-formation stages (R2-5). Bacterial blight is present on dry bean and white mold (sclerotinia) is an economic threat. Hay harvest continues to be a challenging farm activity.


NDSU Field Days: July 2019

July 30:   Tri-county – Wishek area – Carrington REC off-station crop tour. 6:30 PM


Greg Endres

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center

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