S.D. Catching Up On Planting

56% of winter wheat in poor or very poor condition.

Published on: Jun 12, 2013

Winter wheat in South Dakota continues to be in tough shape and planting of late spring crops is behind average. Here's the run down on crop condition and planting progress for the week ending June 9.

Corn was 91% emerged, behind last year at 99 but ahead of 85 average. Condition rated 1% very poor, 4 poor, 21 fair, 63 good, and 11 excellent.

Soybean planting advanced another 19%age points and is 82% complete, behind last year at 98 and near 85 average. Emerged was at 47%, behind last year at 86 and 53 average.

Sunflowers planted were at 20%, behind last year at 67 and 46 average.

Winter wheat jointed was at 65%. Winter wheat headed showed little progress at 8%, behind 95 last year and 49 average. Condition rated 37% very poor, 19 poor, 32 fair, 12 good, and 0 excellent.

S.D. Catching Up On Planting
S.D. Catching Up On Planting

Spring wheat jointed was at 29%, behind 2012 at 91 and 39 average. Headed was at 13%, also behind last year at 50, but equal to 13 average. Condition rated 2% very poor, 4 poor, 35 fair, 48 good, and 11 excellent.

Oats were 41% jointed, behind 91 last year but ahead of 39 average. Headed was at 7%, behind last year at 44 and 12 average. Condition rated 0% very poor, 0 poor, 33 fair, 57 good, and 10 excellent.

Barley was 100% emerged, equal to 100 for 2012 and ahead of 94 average. Jointed was at 7%, well behind last year at 81 and 27 average. Headed was at 1%, also behind last year at 11 and 5 average. Condition rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 31 fair, 66 good, and 2 excellent.

Sorghum planted was 77% complete, behind 2012 at 84 and ahead of 72 average. Emerged was at 17%, behind 2012 at 62 and 34 average.

The first cutting of alfalfa was 5% complete, behind 2012 at 54 and 27 average. Alfalfa hay condition rated 1% very poor, 3 poor, 32 fair, 58 good, and 6 excellent.

Source: NASS/South Dakota Field Office