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South Dakotans Get Nearly Perfect Week for Fieldwork
South Dakota Ag Connection - 09/29/2020

For the week ending Sunday, there were 6.7 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 16% very short, 44% short, 39% adequate, and 1% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 14% very short, 38% short, 47% adequate, and 1% surplus.

Corn condition rated 2% very poor, 4% poor, 22% fair, 63% good, and 9% excellent. Corn mature was 80%, well ahead of 24% last year and 54% for the five-year average. Harvested was 10%, ahead of 5% average.

Soybean condition rated 3% very poor, 6% poor, 24% fair, 60% good, and 7% excellent. Soybeans dropping leaves was 90%, well ahead of 50% last year, and ahead of 80% average. Harvested was 29%, well ahead of 1% last year, and ahead of 13% average.

Winter wheat planted was 53%, near 49% last year and 57% average. Emerged was 17%, ahead of 12% last year, and near 15% average.

Sorghum condition rated 0% very poor, 4% poor, 33% fair, 57% good, and 6% excellent. Sorghum mature was 77%, well ahead of 25% last year and 41% average. Harvested was 16%, ahead of 3% last year and 6% average.

Sunflowers harvested was 2%, near 1% average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 9% very poor, 23% poor, 42% fair, 25% good, and 1% excellent.

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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