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Weekly Crop Report for SD and ND

Weekly Crop Report for SD and ND

Only 2 Percent of S.D. Spring Wheat in the Ground


News Staff - April 24, 2018

UNDATED - For the week ending Sunday, there were 0.5 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 2 percent very short, 11 short, 79 adequate, and 8 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 5 percent very short, 23 short, 68 adequate, and 4 surplus.

Winter wheat condition rated 2 percent very poor, 17 poor, 61 fair, 20 good, and 0 excellent.

Spring wheat planted was 2 percent, well behind 72 last year and 50 for the five-year average.

Oats planted was 2 percent, well behind 65 last year and 54 average.

Meanwhile, in North  Dakota, spring calving in is two-thirds complete, and death losses remain mostly average to light despite the snowy and cold spring.

The federal Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that calving is 66 percent complete, with cattle and calf conditions rated mostly fair to good. Lambing is 82 percent done.

Eighty-six percent of the state's winter wheat crop is rated fair, good or excellent. The report says farmers on average plan to start spring fieldwork on May 2.

About two-thirds of the state's topsoil moisture supplies and about half of the subsoil moisture supplies are rated adequate to surplus.



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