Freeze affected soybeans more than other SD cropsSIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Last week's freeze in some parts of South Dakota affected soybean fields worse than other crops.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Last week's freeze in some parts of South Dakota affected soybean fields worse than other crops.
The Agriculture Department says in its latest crop and weather report that a few locations fell to 28 degrees or below, which is a killing freeze that ends the growing season.
Soybeans dropping leaves are at 62 percent, behind the previous year of 69 percent.
Ninety percent of the corn is now at the dent stage, with 30 percent rated mature, behind last year at 40 percent.
Harvesting of corn silage is now 62 percent complete, behind last year but slightly ahead of the 5-year average.
The colder week dropped growing degree day accumulations further behind average, and the USDA says the worst areas are now more than 10 days behind.