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South Dakotans Get 5 Days for Fieldwork
South Dakota Ag Connection - 07/16/2019

For the week ending Sunday, there were 5.0 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 5 short, 71 adequate, and 24 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 2 short, 68 adequate, and 30 surplus.

Corn condition rated 2 percent very poor, 5 poor, 31 fair, 50 good, and 12 excellent.

Soybean condition rated 2 percent very poor, 6 poor, 40 fair, 41 good, and 11 excellent. Soybeans blooming was 32 percent, behind 50 both last year and the five-year average.

Winter wheat condition rated 2 percent very poor, 4 poor, 20 fair, 64 good, and 10 excellent.

Spring wheat condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 25 fair, 61 good, and 13 excellent. Spring wheat headed was 75 percent, well behind 95 both last year and average.

Oats condition rated 1 percent very poor, 2 poor, 20 fair, 66 good, and 11 excellent. Oats headed was 79 percent, behind 98 both last year and average.

Sorghum condition rated 1 percent very poor, 1 poor, 18 fair, 77 good, and 3 excellent.

Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 14 fair, 55 good, and 27 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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