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S.D. Corn and Soybean Harvests Running Ahead of Averages
South Dakota Ag Connection - 10/04/2022

For the week ending Sunday, there were 6.7 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 37% very short, 43% short, 18% adequate, and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 30% very short, 49% short, 19% adequate, and 2% surplus.

Corn condition rated 10% very poor, 21% poor, 31% fair, 34% good, and 4% excellent. Corn mature was 77%, behind 85% last year, but ahead of 69% for the five-year average. Harvested was 15%, near 17% last year, but ahead of 10% average.

Soybean condition rated 8% very poor, 19% poor, 36% fair, 36% good, and 1% excellent. Soybeans dropping leaves was 91%, near 95% last year and 88% average. Harvested was 30%, behind 37% last year, but ahead of 25% average.

Winter wheat planted was 69%, behind 74% last year, but near 68% average. Emerged was 26%, near 24% last year and 29% average.

Sorghum condition rated 3% very poor, 36% poor, 21% fair, 40% good, and 0% excellent. Sorghum mature was 79%, near 83% last year, but well ahead of 56% average. Harvested was 16%, behind 33% last year, and equal to average.

Sunflowers harvested was 2%, behind 7% last year, and near 3% average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 34% very poor, 26% poor, 23% fair, 15% good, and 2% 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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