South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS — For the week ending May 12, 2019, there were 1.7 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 0 short, 61 adequate, and 39 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 1 short, 66 adequate, and 33 surplus.

Field Crops Report: Corn planted was 4 percent, behind 19 last year, and well behind 54 for the five-year average.

Winter wheat condition rated 1 percent very poor, 5 poor, 26 fair, 59 good, and 9 excellent.

Spring wheat planted was 46 percent, well behind 75 last year and 88 average. Emerged was 9 percent, behind 25 last year, and well behind 57 average.

Oats planted was 37 percent, well behind 74 last year and 87 average. Emerged was 15 percent, behind 29 last year, and well behind 65 average.

Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 28 fair, 51 good, and 19 excellent.

North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — For the week ending May 12, 2019, there were 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 1 percent very short, 14 short, 71 adequate, and 14 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 2 percent very short, 17 short, 73 adequate, and 8 surplus.

Field Crops Report: Soybeans planted was 5 percent, behind 10 last year and 20 for the five-year average.

Spring wheat planted was 37 percent, behind 47 last year, and well behind 58 average. Emerged was 2 percent, behind 7 last year, and well behind 23 average.

Durum wheat planted was 25 percent, near 24 last year, but behind 35 average.

Winter wheat condition rated 4 percent very poor, 7 poor, 25 fair, 62 good, and 2 excellent. Winter wheat jointed was 11 percent, near 10 last year, but behind 27 average.

Corn planted was 11 percent, well behind 31 last year and 43 average.

Canola planted was 22 percent, near 21 last year, but behind 33 average.

Sugarbeets planted was 64 percent, well behind 87 last year, and behind 77 average.

Oats planted was 27 percent, near 31 last year, and well behind 53 average. Emerged was 1 percent, near 4 last year, and behind 19 average.

Barley planted was 35 percent, behind 42 last year, and well behind 55 average. Emerged was 1 percent, near 5 last year, and well behind 22 average.

Dry edible peas planted was 38 percent, near 35 last year, but behind 53 average.

Sunflowers planted was 2 percent, equal to last year, and behind 7 average.

Flaxseed planted was 15 percent, ahead of 10 last year, but behind 23 average.

Potatoes planted was 32 percent, near 31 last year and 34 average.

Dry edible beans planted was 2 percent, near 4 last year, and behind 7 average.

Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 10 poor, 36 fair, 50 good, and 3 excellent.

Stock water supplies rated 1 percent very short, 5 short, 82 adequate, and 12 surplus.

Minnesota

Minnesota farmers took advantage of the 3.3 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending May 12, 2019, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Field activities included hauling manure, spreading fertilizer, and planting. Planting progress was made for all crops in Minnesota, although much of the progress made came out of the northwestern part of the State having missed much of the precipitation that the rest of Minnesota received.

Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 1 percent very short, 1 percent short, 58 percent adequate and 40 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were rated 0 percent very short, 2 percent short, 56 percent adequate and 42 percent surplus.

Twenty-one percent of Minnesota’s corn was planted, 3 days behind the previous year and 15 days behind the five-year average. Soybeans were 3 percent planted, 2 weeks behind the average.

Thirty-five percent of spring wheat has been planted, 4 days behind last year and 12 days behind the average. Oats were 44 percent planted, 12 days behind normal. Thirteen percent of the oat crop had emerged, 16 days behind the average. Barley planted reached 30 percent, 2 days behind last year and 11 days behind normal.

Two percent of dry edible beans has been planted, 1 week behind last year and 11 days behind normal. Sunflowers were 2 percent planted, roughly 2 weeks behind last year and the 5-year average. Potatoes planted were 33 percent complete, 10 days behind the average. Sugarbeets were 54 percent planted, 4 days behind last year and 10 days behind the average.

Reports indicated that forage and pasture growth have continued, but was slowed by the colder temperatures. All hay condition rated 64 percent good to excellent. Pasture condition rated 61 percent good to excellent.

Iowa

Fieldwork activities were limited as rain across the State held Iowa farmers to just 1.9 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending May 12, 2019, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Iowa farmers remain hopeful for warmer conditions as below normal temperatures continued to slow crop emergence across the State.

Topsoil moisture levels rated 0 percent very short, 1 percent short, 67 percent adequate and 32 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture levels rated 0 percent very short, 1 percent short, 66 percent adequate and 33 percent surplus.

Statewide, just 48 percent of the expected corn crop has been planted, 4 days behind last year and just over a week behind the five-year average. This is the smallest percent of corn planted by May 12 since 2013 when just 15 percent of the expected crop had been planted. It is the fifth time in 40 years that less than half the expected crop has been planted by May 12. West central Iowa has the highest percentage of corn planted at 67 percent, while northeast Iowa has the lowest percent of corn planted at 24 percent. Five percent of the crop has emerged, 5 days behind last year and over a week behind average. Thirteen percent of the expected soybean crop has been planted, 6 days behind both last year and average. Just 1 percent of the crop has emerged, 2 days behind average. Ninety-one percent of the expected oat crop has been planted, 1 day ahead of last year but 4 days behind average. Fifty-five percent of the crop has emerged, 2 days ahead of last year but a week behind average.

The first hay condition rating of the season was 1 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 31 percent fair, 54 percent good and 8 percent excellent. Recent rains helped green up pastures, but growth remained slow due to below normal temperatures across the State. Pasture Condition rated 61 percent good to excellent, equal to last week. Rain this past week resulted in muddy feedlots again.

Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. — For the week ending May 12, 2019, there were 2.7 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 4 short, 79 adequate, and 17 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 2 short, 84 adequate, and 14 surplus.

Field Crops Report: Corn planted was 46 percent, well behind 68 last year and 72 for the five-year average. Emerged was 9 percent, behind 23 last year and 26 average.

Soybeans planted was 20 percent, behind 37 last year and 32 average. Emerged was 1 percent, near 4 last year and 2 average.

Winter wheat condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 29 fair, 58 good, and 9 excellent. Winter wheat headed was 2 percent, near 1 last year, but behind 12 average.

Sorghum planted was 8 percent, behind 15 both last year and average.

Oats planted was 83 percent, near 87 last year, and behind 94 average. Emerged was 48 percent, behind 67 last year, and well behind 83 average.

Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 18 fair, 69 good, and 9 excellent.

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