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Published June 09, 2014, 09:27 AM

ND corn nears 5-year average

Agweek country’s planting progress is catching up with normal figures, but was interrupted by rain, according to the latest weekly report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service, released June 2.

By: Mikkel Pates, Agweek

Agweek country’s planting progress is catching up with normal figures, but was interrupted by rain, according to the latest weekly report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service, released June 2.

Here are summaries:

• North Dakota: 5.1 days were suitable for fieldwork the week ending May 30. Topsoil moisture was 97 percent adequate to surplus. Winter wheat was 46 percent jointed, with conditions rating 41 percent good to excellent.

Corn planted was 86 percent, up from the previous week’s 67 percent, near last year at 82 percent and the 88 percent average. Corn emerged was 47 percent, behind 52 percent last year and a 60 percent average. Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 1 percent poor, 7 percent fair, 82 percent good and 9 percent excellent.

Durum wheat planted rated 62 percent, ahead of last year at 54 percent, but behind the five-year average of 69 percent. Emerged was 29 percent, near 28 percent last year, but behind the 49 percent average.

Spring wheat planted was 83 percent, ahead of 64 percent last year, but near the 81 percent average. Emerged was 51 percent, ahead of last year at 40 percent, but behind the 61 percent average.

Barley planting advanced to 82 percent, ahead of last year’s 57 percent and the 77 percent average. Barley emerged was 45 percent, ahead of 23 percent last year, but behind the 54 percent average. Barley condition rated 1 percent very poor, 2 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 63 percent good and 9 percent excellent.

Oats planted, at 83 percent, was ahead of last year at 72 percent and equal to the average. Oats emerged was at 56 percent, near 51 percent last year, but behind the 64 percent average. Oats condition rated 1 percent very poor, 1 percent poor, 9 percent fair, 86 percent good and 3 percent excellent.

Canola planted was 77 percent, ahead of last year at 49 percent and the 72 percent average. Emerged was 39 percent, ahead of 17 percent last year, but behind the 46 percent average.

Flaxseed planted was 45 percent, ahead of last year at 28 percent, but behind 58 percent average. Emerged was 17 percent, ahead of 7 percent last year, but behind the 28 percent average.

Dry edible peas planted were 86 percent complete, near 84 percent last year and an average of 83 percent. Emerged was 51 percent, well ahead of 31 percent last year, but behind the 62 percent average.

Dry beans planted were 61 percent complete, well ahead of 20 percent last year and the 47 percent average. Emerged was 13 percent, ahead of zero last year, but near the 15 percent average.

Potatoes planted were 61 percent, ahead of 37 percent last year, but behind the 68 percent average. Emerged was 12 percent, ahead of last year at 4 percent, but behind the average of 24 percent.

Sugar beets planted reached 97 percent, near last year at 92 percent and the 95 percent average.

Soybeans planted were 63 percent, ahead of last year at 48 percent, but equal to the average. Soybeans emerged were 19 percent, ahead of 10 percent last year, but behind the 26 percent average.

Sunflower planting was 29 percent complete, ahead of 19 percent last year, but behind the 39 percent average.

• Minnesota: 4.8 days were suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture is 97 percent adequate to excellent.

About 93 percent of the expected corn acreage has been planted, 2 percent behind the five-year average. Corn emergence was rated at 69 percent, 13 percent behind the average. The first corn condition ratings for the year came in at zero very poor, 1 percent poor, 16 percent fair, 68 percent good and 15 percent excellent.

Soybean planting was 75 percent complete, 26 percent more than the previous week, but 5 percent behind the five-year average. Thirty-eight percent of the soybean crop has emerged. Potato planting now stands at 89 percent complete. Spring wheat planting was 84 percent complete, 11 percent behind the average. Spring wheat emergence was rated 60 percent, 21 percent behind the average. With 99 percent of planting completed, sugar beets are the only crop in Minnesota ahead of the five-year average.

Barley planting progress was 78 percent complete with 57 percent now emerged. The first barley condition of the year showed zero very poor, 1 percent poor, 31 percent fair, 59 percent

good and 9 percent excellent.

Ninety-two percent of the oat crop has been planted, with 79 percent emerged. Oat conditions were 1 percent very poor, 1 percent poor, 23 percent fair, 70 percent good, 5 percent excellent.

Planting progress for dry edible beans was 52 percent complete, 13 percent behind the average.

Thirty-eight percent of the sunflower crop has been planted, 27 percent more than the previous week.

The first cutting of alfalfa hay continues to be delayed with only 6 percent complete. All hay conditions improved and were rated zero very poor, 3 percent poor, 27 percent fair, 60 percent good and 10 percent excellent. Pasture conditions also improved and were rated zero very poor, 3 percent poor, 23 percent fair, 63 percent good and 11 percent excellent.

• South Dakota: 5.1 days were suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture is 91 percent adequate to surplus.Winter wheat condition rated 63 percent good to excellent. Winter wheat jointed was 43 percent. Headed was 11 percent, behind the five-year average of 24 percent.

Spring wheat was 95 percent planted, near 100 percent last year and the 99 percent average. Emerged was 82 percent, behind 92 percent last year and 94 percent average. Spring wheat jointed was 13 percent. Headed was 5 percent, ahead of zero last year, but near the 4 percent average. Spring wheat conditions rated zero very poor, zero poor, 22 percent fair, 66 percent good and 12 percent excellent.

Oat conditions rated zero very poor, zero poor, 21 percent fair, 74 percent good and 5 percent excellent. Oats planting was 96 percent complete, behind 100 percent last year and a 99 percent average. Emerged was 85 percent, behind last year at 94 percent and the 91 percent average. Oats headed was 2 percent, compared with zero last year and the 6 percent average.

Barley planted was 89 percent complete, behind 100 percent last year and the 98 percent average. Barley emerged was 52 percent, well behind 83 percent last year and the 82 percent average.

Corn condition rated zero very poor, 1 percent poor, 17 percent fair, 75 percent good and 7 percent excellent. Corn planting was 96 percent complete, near 95 percent last year and the 95 percent average. Corn emerged was 81 percent complete, ahead of 73 percent last year and the 71 percent average.

Soybeans were 81 percent planted, well ahead of 61 percent last year and the 68 percent average. Emerged was 48 percent, ahead of last year at 24 percent and the 32 percent average.

Sorghum was 43 percent planted, ahead of 32 percent last year, and equal to the average. Six percent was emerged, behind 7 percent last year and the 12 percent average.

Sunflowers planted were 26 percent, ahead of 8 percent last year and near the 27 percent average.

&bull Montana: 5.7 days were suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture is 83 percent in the adequate to surplus categories.

Barley was 98 percent planted, compared with the average of 94 percent.

Canola was 92 percent planted, compared with the 95 percent average.

Corn was 88 percent planted, up from 73 percent the previous week and the 89 percent average.

Dry beans were 82 percent planted, compared with the 63 percent average.

Dry peas were 97 percent planted, compared with the 92 percent average.

Flaxseed was 91 percent planted, compared with the 79 percent average.

Lentils were 97 percent planted, compared with the 94 percent average.

Oats were 86 percent planted, compared with the 87 percent average.

Potatoes were 55 percent planted, compared with 35 percent the previous week and the 77 percent average.

Durum wheat was 86 percent planted, compared with the 82 percent average. Spring wheat was 94 percent planted, compared with the 89 percent average.

Emergence rates were largely ahead of averages: barley, 88 percent, 73 percent average; canola, 65 percent, 61 percent average; corn, 67 percent, 61 percent average; dry beans, 45 percent, 26 percent average; dry peas, 81 percent, 70 percent average; flaxseed, 50 percent, 41 percent average; lentils, 51 percent, 67 percent average; oats, 61 percent, 66 percent average; potatoes, 26 percent, 26 percent average; sugar beets, 95 percent, 82 percent average; durum, 40 percent, 52 percent average; spring wheat, 82 percent, 72 percent average.

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