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1 Percent of South Dakota Corn at Dent Stage
South Dakota Ag Connection - 08/13/2019

For the week ending Sunday, there were 4.3 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, 1 short, 67 adequate, and 32 surplus.

Corn condition rated 2 percent very poor, 6 poor, 28 fair, 45 good, and 19 excellent. Corn silking was 85 percent, behind 98 last year and 96 for the five-year average. Dough was 25 percent, well behind 69 last year and 51 average. Dented was 1 percent, behind 10 last year, and near 5 average.

Soybean condition rated 2 percent very poor, 8 poor, 37 fair, 40 good, and 13 excellent. Soybeans blooming was 83 percent, behind 96 last year and 94 average. Setting pods was 47 percent, well behind 79 last year and 76 average.

Winter wheat harvested was 68 percent, well behind 96 last year and 90 average.

Spring wheat condition rated 2 percent very poor, 4 poor, 32 fair, 47 good, and 15 excellent. Spring wheat harvested was 16 percent, well behind 76 last year and 61 average.

Oats condition rated 0 percent very poor, 3 poor, 36 fair, 46 good, and 15 excellent. Oats harvested was 44 percent, well behind 86 last year and 80 average.

Sorghum condition rated 1 percent very poor, 1 poor, 34 fair, 57 good, and 7 excellent. Sorghum headed was 59 percent, behind 73 last year and 77 average. Coloring was 5 percent, behind 11 last year and 12 average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 20 fair, 45 good, and 31 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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