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Weekly Crop Report for April 16

Weekly Crop Report for April 16

South Dakota Spring Wheat, Oats Planting Rate Far Behind Averages


News Staff - April 17, 2018

UNDATED - For the week ending Sunday, there were 0.6 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 4 percent very short, 14 short, 76 adequate, and 6 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 10 percent very short, 27 short, 61 adequate, and 2 surplus.

Winter wheat condition rated 2 percent very poor, 18 poor, 53 fair, 27 good, and 0 excellent.

Spring wheat planted was 1 percent, well behind 48 last year and 34 for the five-year average.

Oats planted was 1 percent, well behind 44 last year and 36 average.



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