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South-Central/Southeast ND (08/13/20)

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

According to NDAWN, the region’s rainfall from May 1 to August 10 ranges from 4.5 inches (Robinson) to 14.3 inches (Oakes), with the Carrington Research Extension Center (CREC) receiving 7.7 inches. With the exception of northwest counties (Burleigh, Kidder, Sheridan and Wells) that received 0.3 to 1.2 inches, the balance of the region’s counties received about 0.5 inches or less during August 1-10. Average daily water use during the past week (August 4 to 10) ranged from 0.15 to 0.22 inch per day with corn and soybean.

Barley and early seeded spring wheat harvest continues along with haying. April-planted corn has started to dent (R5 stage), while the majority of corn is in the early seed development stages. Most soybean are starting seed development (R5 stage) while early planted soybean has reached the full seed stage (R6). Early maturing pinto bean varieties have oldest pods with fully developed seeds and leaves are yellowing (R7-8 stages). The majority of sunflower fields are flowering or have drying ray flowers (R5-6 stages).

The CREC’s first variety trial data for 2020 is with winter wheat ( The trial that included 20 named varieties averaged 45.2 bu/A with 14.0% protein. Seed yield of NDSU’s newly released variety ‘ND-Noreen’ was 44.3 bu/A with 15.2% protein compared to ‘Jerry’ at 45.5 bu/A and 14.6% protein in the 2020 trial.





Greg Endres

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center

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