South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS – For the week ending June 9, 2019, there were 5.5 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 3 short, 61 adequate, and 36 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 1 short, 58 adequate, and 41 surplus.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 2 percent very poor, 7 poor, 36 fair, 50 good, and 5 excellent. Corn planted was 64 percent, well behind 100 last year and 99 for the five-year average. Emerged was 34 percent, well behind 93 last year and 92 average.

Soybeans planted was 43 percent, well behind 95 last year and 93 average. Emerged was 11 percent, well behind 76 both last year and average.

Winter wheat condition rated 2 percent very poor, 4 poor, 34 fair, 56 good, and 4 excellent. Winter wheat headed was 23 percent, well behind 67 last year and 68 average.

Spring wheat condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 30 fair, 62 good, and 7 excellent. Spring wheat planted was 96 percent, near 100 both last year and average. Emerged was 89 percent, behind 99 last year and 97 average.

Oats condition rated 1 percent very poor, 2 poor, 30 fair, 60 good, and 7 excellent. Oats planted was 93 percent, behind 100 both last year and average. Emerged was 83 percent, behind 99 last year and 98 average.

Sorghum planted was 44 percent, well behind 83 last year and 71 average.

Sunflowers planted was 19 percent, well behind 60 last year and 54 average.

Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 24 fair, 52 good, and 19 excellent.

North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. –For the week ending June 9, 2019, there were 6.1 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 4 percent very short, 20 short, 66 adequate, and 10 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 2 percent very short, 17 short, 74 adequate, and 7 surplus.

Field Crops Report: Soybeans planted was 88 percent, behind 96 last year and 93 for the five-year average. Emerged was 43 percent, well behind 71 last year and 68 average.

Spring wheat condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 15 fair, 76 good, and 8 excellent. Spring wheat planted was 98 percent, near 99 last year, and equal to average. Emerged was 86 percent, behind 93 last year and 91 average. Jointed was 16 percent, behind 28 last year and 33 average.

Durum wheat condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 13 fair, 79 good, and 7 excellent. Durum wheat planted was 93 percent. Emerged was 77 percent, behind 83 last year, and near 80 average. Jointed was 20 percent, near 23 last year and 22 average.

Winter wheat condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 17 fair, 75 good, and 6 excellent. Winter wheat jointed was 78 percent, behind 84 last year and 83 average. Headed was 19 percent, near 20 last year, and equal to average.

Corn condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 19 fair, 76 good, and 4 excellent. Corn planted was 93 percent, behind 99 last year and 98 average. Emerged was 63 percent, well behind 86 last year and 85 average.

Canola condition rated 1 percent very poor, 11 poor, 22 fair, 63 good, and 3 excellent. Canola planted was 97 percent. Emerged was 76 percent, behind 85 last year and 86 average.

Oats condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 21 fair, 73 good, and 5 excellent. Oats planted was 96 percent, equal to last year, and near 97 average. Emerged was 75 percent, behind 82 last year and 88 average. Jointed was 14 percent, well behind 36 last year.

Barley condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 12 fair, 80 good, and 6 excellent. Barley planted was 98 percent, near 100 last year, and equal to average. Emerged was 88 percent, near 92 last year and 90 average. Jointed was 20 percent, behind 37 last year and 34 average.

Dry edible peas condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 17 fair, 75 good, and 6 excellent. Dry edible peas planted was 94 percent. Emerged was 77 percent, near 80 last year, and behind 89 average. Blooming was 1 percent, near 4 both last year and average.

Sunflowers planted was 69 percent, behind 84 last year and 81 average. Emerged was 30 percent, behind 39 last year.

Flaxseed planted was 95 percent, near 96 last year and 91 average. Emerged was 69 percent, ahead of 64 last year, and near 65 average.

Potatoes emerged was 58 percent, behind 66 last year, but near 56 average.

Dry edible beans planted was 89 percent, near 93 last year and 90 average. Emerged was 38 percent, well behind 61 last year and 58 average.

Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 7 poor, 23 fair, 64 good, and 4 excellent.

Stock water supplies rated 2 percent very short, 8 short, 83 adequate, and 7 surplus.

Minnesota

Mostly dry conditions with a few isolated storms gave Minnesota farmers 5.3 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending June 9, 2019, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Planting progress was made for all crops in Minnesota given the more favorable weather conditions. Warmer temperatures across the state aided crop emergence and development. Some fertilizer side dressing and pesticide spraying also took place when weather would allow.

Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 0 percent very short, 2 percent short, 66 percent adequate and 32 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were rated 0 percent very short, 2 percent short, 65 percent adequate and 33 percent surplus.

Ninety-two percent of Minnesota’s corn was planted, 2 weeks behind last year and the five-year average. Sixty-nine percent of the corn crop had emerged, 2 weeks behind normal. The first condition rating for corn was rated at 2 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 33 percent fair, 49 percent good, and 11 percent excellent. Soybeans were 79 percent planted, nearly 2 weeks behind last year and the 5-year average, while 43 percent of the soybean crop had emerged.

Ninety-seven percent of spring wheat has been planted, 6 days behind the average. Eighty-seven percent of the spring wheat crop had emerged, 8 days behind normal. Spring wheat was 19 percent jointed, 13 days behind average. Spring wheat condition rated 82 percent good to excellent, down slightly from the previous week. Oats were 98 percent planted, 1 week behind normal. Ninety percent of the oat crop had emerged, 8 days behind the average, while oats jointed reached 42 percent. Oat condition improved from the previous week with 64 percent rated good to excellent. Barley planted reached 98 percent, 2 days behind the 5-year average. Barley emergence was 5 days behind average at 89 percent with 23 percent of barley jointed. Barley condition remained steady at 77 percent good to excellent.

Eighty-seven percent of dry edible beans have been planted, 2 days behind normal. Dry edible beans reached 45 percent emerged, 4 days behind the average. Sunflowers were 89 percent planted, 6 days behind last year but now a day ahead of the 5-year average. Potatoes planted were 97 percent complete, 3 days behind the average. Sugarbeet planting was virtually completed this week.

The first cutting of alfalfa hay was 29 percent complete, 4 days behind last year and 5 days behind the average. All hay condition rated 64 percent good to excellent. Pasture condition rated 62 percent good to excellent.

Iowa

Iowa farmers finally got the dryer weather they were looking for with 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork statewide during the week ending June 9, 2019, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. This is the first time this season farmers had more than 5.0 days suitable for field work. This allowed farmers to plant corn and soybeans, cut hay, and spray fields with nitrogen.

Topsoil moisture levels rated 0 percent very short, 1 percent short, 73 percent adequate and 26 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture levels rated 0 percent very short, 0 percent short, 67 percent adequate and 33 percent surplus.

Ninety-three percent of the expected corn crop has been planted, over two weeks behind last year and almost 3 weeks behind the 5-year average. Seventy-three percent of the crop has emerged, over two weeks behind last year and average. Corn condition rated 58 percent good to excellent. Nearly one-third of the expected soybean crop was planted this past week. Iowa soybean growers now have 70 percent of the expected crop planted, 17 days behind last year and average. Thirty-five percent of the crop has emerged, over two weeks behind last year and average. Nearly all of the oats crop has emerged with 18 percent of the crop headed, 1 week behind last year and 8 days behind average. Oat condition rated 63 good to excellent.

Nearly one-third of the State’s first cutting of alfalfa hay was cut this past week. However, at 35 percent complete statewide, the first cutting is behind last year by 10 days and 8 days behind average. Hay condition improved to 63 percent good to excellent. Pasture condition rated 66 percent good to excellent, also an improvement. There was little stress on livestock this past week, but feedlots remain muddy.

Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. – For the week ending June 9, 2019, there were 4.6 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 1 short, 79 adequate, and 20 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 0 short, 82 adequate, and 18 surplus.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 19 fair, 69 good, and 8 excellent. Corn planted was 94 percent, behind 100 last year and 99 for the five-year average. Emerged was 80 percent, behind 96 last year and 95 average.

Soybeans planted was 79 percent, behind 97 last year and 94 average. Emerged was 55 percent, well behind 91 last year and 80 average.

Winter wheat condition rated 2 percent very poor, 5 poor, 24 fair, 50 good, and 19 excellent. Winter wheat headed was 69 percent, behind 86 last year, and well behind 89 average.

Sorghum planted was 54 percent, well behind 90 last year and 85 average.

Oats condition rated 1 percent very poor, 5 poor, 24 fair, 62 good, and 8 excellent. Oats emerged was 89 percent, behind 98 last year and 99 average. Headed was 24 percent, well behind 53 last year and 50 average.

Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 12 fair, 71 good, and 16 excellent.

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