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South Central / Southeast ND (08/15/19)

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

Based on NDAWN, the region’s total rainfall May 1 through August 12 ranged from 8.8 inches (Harvey) to 17.0 inches (Robinson), and the Carrington REC received 10.1 inches. During the current month (August 1-12), rainfall ranged from 0.7 inch (Edgeley) to 3.8 inches (Robinson). The region’s corn growing degree day units (GDDU) accumulated from May 20 to August 12 range from 1290 (Robinson) to 1490 (Brampton and Oakes). This range is -165 to +50 GDDU, depending on location, compared to the long-term average for the period.

Winter cereals, barley and field pea harvest continues while spring wheat is next in line.

First-half of May planted corn is in the milk to dough stages (R3-4) and soybean has developing seeds (R5 stage). Dry bean is in the seed-formation stages (R6-7). Sunflower are in the bloom to ray-petal drop stages (R5-6).


Row crop tour August 29 at Carrington REC

Farmers, crop advisers and agricultural industry representatives are invited to view field research trials and receive production recommendations on corn, soybeans and dry edible beans at the annual row crop field tour on Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Carrington Research Extension Center.

Registration begins at 4 p.m. with exhibits of Palmer amaranth and other pigweed species, and refreshments will be served. The tour begins promptly at 4:30 and includes:

* Late-season corn and soybean plant development and management

* Soybean variety selection tips

* Research update on cover crops for soybeans and dry beans, with emphasis on winter rye

* White mold management in soybeans: impact of soybean plant susceptibility and maturity; and spray droplet size, sprayer boom height and application methods for fungicide efficacy

* White mold management in dry beans: impact of fungicide spray droplet size, and row spacing and seeding rate

*Multi-cropping with corn

A supper will follow the tour sponsored by N.D. Corn Utilization Council, N.D. Soybean Council and Northarvest Bean Growers Association. Continuing education credits in crop and pest management will be available for certified crop advisers.

For more information about the tour, call the Carrington center at 701-652-2951 or visit


Greg Endres

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center

This site is supported in part by the Crop Protection and Pest Management Program [grant no. 2017-70006-27144/accession 1013592] from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the website author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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