Seeding Of SD Corn, Soybeans Ahead Of Average Pace
by Associated Press
May 15, 2012 8:18 AM
The seeding of corn and soybeans in South Dakota remains well ahead of the average pace after another week of good planting conditions.
The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop and weather report that 28 percent of the soybean crop is in the ground, compared with 7 percent on average. Seventy-nine percent of the corn crop is seeded, compared with the long-term average of 43 percent.
Nearly all of the state's spring wheat crop has emerged. That's also well ahead of average.
Calving and lambing are wrapping up in South Dakota. Range and pasture conditions are rated 75 percent good to excellent.