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South-Central/Southeast ND (08/06/20)

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

According to NDAWN, the region’s rainfall during July ranges from 6.7 inches (Brampton) to 1.8 inches (Steele), with the Carrington Research Extension Center (CREC) receiving 5.0 inches. Average daily water use by corn and soybean during the past week (July 27 to August 3) was 0.25 inch per day.

During the last 10 days (July 26-Aug 4), lack of rainfall has been beneficial for completing harvest of winter cereals; starting harvest of barley, spring wheat and field pea; and the continuation of haying. Corn growth stages generally range from silking (R1) to milk stages (R3). Early planted soybean and timely planted dry bean are in the seed development stages. The majority of sunflower fields are flowering (R5 stage).

Bacterial disease continues to be common in soybean and dry bean, with infections moving to pods of dry bean. Also, rust continues to be a threat in dry bean and sunflower, and white mold in the three crops.

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Greg Endres

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center

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