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S.D. Corn and Soybean Harvests Nearly on Average Pace
South Dakota Ag Connection - 09/27/2022

For the week ending Sunday, there were 6.5 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 29% very short, 49% short, 21% adequate, and 1% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 27% very short, 49% short, 23% adequate, and 1% surplus.

Corn condition rated 12% very poor, 18% poor, 31% fair, 34% good, and 5% excellent. Corn dented was 95%, near 98% last year and 92% for the five-year average. Mature was 60%, behind 67% last year, but ahead of 54% average. Harvested was 8%, near 9% last year and 5% average.

Soybean condition rated 6% very poor, 18% poor, 37% fair, 37% good, and 2% excellent. Soybeans dropping leaves was 82%, behind 90% last year, but ahead of 76% average. Harvested was 9%, behind 15% last year, and near 11% average.

Winter wheat planted was 52%, near 54% last year and 50% average. Emerged was 18%, ahead of 4% last year and 10% average.

Sorghum condition rated 4% very poor, 27% poor, 26% fair, 43% good, and 0% excellent. Sorghum coloring was 97%, near 100% last year, but ahead of 90% average. Mature was 60%, near 63% last year, but ahead of 42% average. Harvested was 12%, near 16% last year, but ahead of 7% average.

Sunflowers harvested was 1%, near 2% last year, and equal to average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 31% very poor, 27% poor, 28% fair, 13% good, and 1% 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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