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North Dakotans Get Nearly Perfect Week for Fieldwork
North Dakota Ag Connection - 10/14/2020

For the week ending Sunday, there were 6.7 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 31% very short, 35% short, 33% adequate, and 1% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 22% very short, 37% short, 39% adequate, and 2% surplus.

Soybeans dropping leaves was 97%, near 95% last year and 98% for the five-year average. Harvested was 83%, well ahead of 14% last year and 54% average.

Winter wheat condition rated 1% very poor, 8% poor, 37% fair, 50% good, and 4% excellent. Winter wheat planted was 91%, well ahead of 63% last year, and ahead of 83% average. Emerged was 67%, well ahead of 41% last year, and ahead of 56% average.

Corn condition rated 3% very poor, 9% poor, 30% fair, 47% good, and 11% excellent. Corn mature was 93%, well ahead of 36% last year, and ahead of 77% average. Harvested was 25%, well ahead of 1% last year, and ahead of 9% average.

Sugarbeets harvested was 92%, well ahead of 28% last year and 60% average.

Sunflower condition rated 3% very poor, 14% poor, 31% fair, 49% good, and 3% excellent. Sunflowers bracts turned yellow was 96%, near 94% last year. Bracts turned brown was 89%, well ahead of 66% last year, and near 86% average. Harvested was 24%, well ahead of 3% last year, and ahead of 10% average.

Potatoes harvested was 95%, well ahead of 54% last year and 75% average.

Dry edible beans harvested was 96%, well ahead of 50% last year, and ahead of 82% average.

Lentils harvested was 90%, near 86% last year.

Pasture and range conditions rated 15% very poor, 29% poor, 36% fair, 19% good, and 1% excellent.

Stock water supplies rated 13% very short, 29% short, 58% adequate, and 0% surplus.

Data for this news release were provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency, NDSU Extension Service, and other reporters across the State.


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