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86 Percent of S.D. Pastures and Ranges Good to Excellent
South Dakota Ag Connection - 07/09/2019

For the week ending Sunday, there were 3.6 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 1 short, 68 adequate, and 31 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 0 short, 67 adequate, and 33 surplus.

Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 34 fair, 47 good, and 15 excellent.

Soybean condition rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 43 fair, 40 good, and 12 excellent. Soybeans emerged was 96 percent, near 100 both last year and for the five-year average. Blooming was 3 percent, well behind 27 last year and 31 average.

Winter wheat condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 28 fair, 58 good, and 10 excellent. Winter wheat headed was 97 percent, near 99 both last year and average.

Spring wheat condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 28 fair, 61 good, and 10 excellent. Spring wheat headed was 61 percent, well behind 89 last year and 90 average.

Oats condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 36 fair, 54 good, and 9 excellent. Oats headed was 60 percent, well behind 94 last year and 93 average.

Sorghum condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 36 fair, 59 good, and 4 excellent.

Sunflowers planted was 98 percent, near 95 last year, and equal to average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 13 fair, 58 good, and 28 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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