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South Dakota Planting Pace Well Behind Average
South Dakota Ag Connection - 05/10/2022

For the week ending Sunday, there were 3.9 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 10% very short, 28% short, 50% adequate, and 12% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 13% very short, 34% short, 48% adequate, and 5% surplus.

Corn planted was 11%, well behind 60% last year and 32% for the fiveyear average.

Soybeans planted was 5%, well behind 29% last year, and behind 12% average.

Winter wheat condition rated 3% very poor, 18% poor, 49% fair, 29% good, and 1% excellent.

Spring wheat planted was 63%, well behind 90% last year, and behind 69% average. Emerged was 28%, well behind 58% last year, and behind 36% average.

Oats planted was 63%, well behind 87% last year, and behind 69% average. Emerged was 35%, behind 53% last year and 40% average.

Sorghum planted was 6%, near 3% average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 15% very poor, 41% poor, 35% fair, 9% good, and 0% excellent.

Data for this news were provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency, SDSU Extension Service, and other reporters across the State.

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