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S.D. Corn and Soybeans Well Ahead of 2019
South Dakota Ag Connection - 07/28/2020

For the week ending Sunday, there were 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 3% very short, 18% short, 75% adequate, and 4% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 4% very short, 12% short, 80% adequate, and 4% surplus.

Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 2% poor, 11% fair, 68% good, and 18% excellent. Corn silking was 80%, well ahead of 22% last year, and ahead of 62% for the five-year average. Dough was 14%, ahead of 1% last year and 8% average.

Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 2% poor, 13% fair, 70% good, and 14% excellent. Soybeans blooming was 75%, well ahead of 51% last year, and ahead of 70% average. Setting pods was 49%, well ahead of 9% last year, and ahead of 31% average.

Winter wheat condition rated 2% very poor, 5% poor, 22% fair, 59% good, and 12% excellent. Winter wheat harvested was 68%, well ahead of 17% last year, and ahead of 57% average.

Spring wheat condition rated 5% very poor, 7% poor, 25% fair, 55% good, and 8% excellent. Spring wheat harvested was 8%, behind 18% average.

Oats condition rated 4% very poor, 9% poor, 22% fair, 59% good, and 6% excellent. Oats headed was 96%, near 94% last year and 99% average. Harvested was 37%, well ahead of 6% last year, but near 39% average.

Sorghum condition rated 0% very poor, 3% poor, 17% fair, 74% good, and 6% excellent. Sorghum headed was 40%, well ahead of 19% last year, and near 37% average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 5% very poor, 18% poor, 30% fair, 43% good, and 4% 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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