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Weekly  Crop Report

Weekly Crop Report
S.D. Harvests Lagging Behind Averages
News Staff - November 7, 2017

UNDATED - For the week ending Sunday, corn harvest advanced and soybean harvest ended for most producers, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Producers continued to contend with strong winds and below normal temperatures. The week was generally dry for most of the State, with rain and snow falling in southwest and northeast South Dakota at week's end. Producers continued late season fertilizer application and tillage in some locations. There were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 13 percent very short, 23 short, 61 adequate, and 3 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 21 percent very short, 28 short, 49 adequate, and 2 surplus.

Corn condition rated 7 percent very poor, 12 poor, 34 fair, 38 good, and 9 excellent. Corn harvested was 61 percent, behind 78 last year and 80 for the five-year average.

Winter wheat condition rated 26 percent very poor, 17 poor, 38 fair, 18 good, and 1 excellent. Winter wheat emerged was 95 percent, near 92 last year, and ahead of 80 average.

Sorghum harvested was 73 percent, well behind 94 last year, and behind 87 average.

Sunflowers harvested was 69 percent, behind 87 last year, and near 70 average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 28 percent very poor, 24 poor, 26 fair, 21 good, and 1 excellent.

Stock water supplies rated 21 percent very short, 28 short, 50 adequate, and 1 surplus.

Data for this news release were provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency, SDSU Extension Service and other reporters across the State.



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