GDDs In 2016

As of August 25, the accumulated Corn Growing Degree Days in the southeastern North Dakota have exceeded 2000.  Western and northern portions of North Dakota are generally in the 17 hundred to 19 hundred range.  It varies somewhat based on varieties, but as a general rule, 2000 growing degree days, base 50 or higher is required for decent corn development in this region.  It appears that all areas with perhaps a few exceptions along the Canadian border will reach or exceed that goal.  Although it has been cool these past few days, much warmer weather is expected next week will aid in increasing those growing degree days for not only corn, but all other crops next week.

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May 1 through August 25 Corn GDDs (Base 50)

Daryl Ritchison