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97 Percent of South Dakota Winter Wheat Emerged
South Dakota Ag Connection - 11/24/2020

For the week ending Sunday, there were 6.5 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 14% very short, 39% short, 47% adequate, and 0% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 18% very short, 42% short, 40% adequate, and 0% surplus.

Winter wheat condition rated 1% very poor, 2% poor, 33% fair, 60% good, and 4% excellent. Winter wheat emerged was 97%, near 99% for both last year and the five-year average.

Sunflowers harvested was 89%, well ahead of 57% last year, and ahead of 82% average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 14% very poor, 20% poor, 48% fair, 18% good, and 0% 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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