South-Central/Southeast ND (07/01/21)
According to NDAWN, the region’s June 1-28 rainfall ranges from 0.7 inch (Linton) to 5.7 inches (Marion). During the past week, daily water use by wheat averaged 0.2-0.25 inch, and corn and soybean averaged 0.15-0.2 inch per day. The region will continue to need weekly substantial rains to have satisfactory row crop yield.
Winter rye is in the dough stage and starting to turn color. Most spring-seeded small grain range from beginning to head to kernel-milk stage. The high daytime temperatures forecast for the balance of this week will further erode yield potential by reducing seed set and weight. Corn generally is in the 7- to 9-leaf stages. Row crops and cool-season broadleaf crops (canola and flax) have definitely benefitted from the past week’s rains.
Upcoming crop tours planned by the Carrington REC:
*Tri-county off-station: July 1; Wishek area; 6:30 p.m.
*Barnes County off-station: July 7; Dazey area; time 6:30 p.m.
*Field Day: July 20; 9:30 a.m.
Extension Cropping Systems Specialist
NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center