USDA: Corn And Soybean Planting Continues Despite Weather Conditions
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says corn and soybean planting continued in South Dakota last week despite below average temperatures and wet conditions.
The USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service says weekend frost was reported in the north part of the state.
The spring and winter wheat crops are mostly in fair to good condition. The spring crop is 97 percent planted and 83 percent emerged. The winter wheat crop is about 60 percent jointed, ahead of last year’s 42 percent.
About 62 percent of the corn crop is planted, behind last year’s 81 percent but near the 65-percent average. The crop is 17 percent emerged, behind last year’s 39 percent but near the 21-percent average.
Topsoil moisture supplies are rated 5 percent short, 82 percent adequate and 13 percent surplus.