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Crop Report
S.D. Begins Week with Snow and Ends in Low 90s
SD AG Connection - May 9, 2017

UNDATED - For the week ending Sunday, planting progress advanced on warmer, drier weather, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. A week beginning with rain and snow in some locations ended with daytime highs in the 80s and low 90s statewide. While planting progressed, topsoil moisture declined with the drier weather, which has persisted in northcentral and western South Dakota. There were 5.5 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 1 percent very short, 23 short, 73 adequate, and 3 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 4 percent very short, 23 short, 71 adequate, and 2 surplus.

Winter wheat condition rated 2 percent very poor, 11 poor, 35 fair, 51 good, and 1 excellent. Winter wheat jointed was 28 percent, behind 47 last year.

Spring wheat condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 39 fair, 55 good, and 4 excellent. Spring wheat planted was 94 percent, near 90 last year, and ahead of 81 for the five-year average. Emerged was 71 percent, near 72 last year, but well ahead of 51 average.

Oats condition rated 0 percent very poor, 0 poor, 37 fair, 58 good, and 5 excellent. Oats planted was 94 percent, near 90 last year, and ahead of 82 average. Emerged was 78 percent, near 75 last year, and well ahead of 54 average. Jointed was 3 percent, near 2 last year.

Barley planted was 89 percent, ahead of 79 last year and 72 average. Emerged was 45 percent, ahead of 37 last year and 36 average.

Corn planted was 32 percent, near 35 last year, and behind 43 average.

Soybeans planted was 5 percent, near 9 last year, and behind 10 average.

Pasture and range condition rated 2 percent very poor, 10 poor, 39 fair, 45 good, and 4 excellent.

Stock water supplies rated 1 percent very short, 13 short, 84 adequate, and 2 surplus.



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