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S.D. Corn Planted Tops 95 Percent
South Dakota Ag Connection - 06/02/2020

For the week ending Sunday, there were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 6 short, 77 adequate, and 17 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 2 short, 78 adequate, and 20 surplus.

Corn condition rated 0 percent very poor, 0 poor, 18 fair, 72 good, and 10 excellent. Corn planted was 95 percent, well ahead of 39 last year, and ahead of 84 for the five-year average. Emerged was 72 percent, well ahead of 10 last year, and ahead of 61 average.

Soybean condition rated 0 percent very poor, 0 poor, 17 fair, 79 good, and 4 excellent. Soybeans planted was 80 percent, well ahead of 12 last year, and ahead of 64 average. Emerged was 44 percent, well ahead of 1 last year, and ahead of 35 average.

Winter wheat condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 18 fair, 70 good, and 11 excellent. Winter wheat headed was 23 percent, ahead of 4 last year, but behind 35 average.

Spring wheat condition rated 0 percent very poor, 0 poor, 26 fair, 72 good, and 2 excellent. Spring wheat emerged was 91 percent, well ahead of 64 last year, and near 90 average. Headed was 2 percent, near 1 average.

Oats condition rated 0 percent very poor, 0 poor, 25 fair, 70 good, and 5 excellent. Oats emerged was 95 percent, well ahead of 60 last year, and ahead of 89 average. Headed was 4 percent, near 6 average.

Sorghum condition rated 0 percent very poor, 0 poor, 20 fair, 79 good, and 1 excellent. Sorghum planted was 46 percent, well ahead of 6 last year, and ahead of 41 average.

Sunflowers planted was 23 percent, near 24 average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 32 fair, 54 good, and 12 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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