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N.D. Farmers Get Just Over 6 Days for Fieldwork
North Dakota Ag Connection - 06/11/2019

For the week ending Sunday, there were 6.1 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 4 percent very short, 20 short, 66 adequate, and 10 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 2 percent very short, 17 short, 74 adequate, and 7 surplus.

Soybeans planted was 88 percent, behind 96 last year and 93 for the five-year average. Emerged was 43 percent, well behind 71 last year and 68 average.

Spring wheat condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 15 fair, 76 good, and 8 excellent. Spring wheat planted was 98 percent, near 99 last year, and equal to average. Emerged was 86 percent, behind 93 last year and 91 average. Jointed was 16 percent, behind 28 last year and 33 average.

Durum wheat condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 13 fair, 79 good, and 7 excellent. Durum wheat planted was 93 percent. Emerged was 77 percent, behind 83 last year, and near 80 average. Jointed was 20 percent, near 23 last year and 22 average.

Winter wheat condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 17 fair, 75 good, and 6 excellent. Winter wheat jointed was 78 percent, behind 84 last year and 83 average. Headed was 19 percent, near 20 last year, and equal to average.

Corn condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 19 fair, 76 good, and 4 excellent. Corn planted was 93 percent, behind 99 last year and 98 average. Emerged was 63 percent, well behind 86 last year and 85 average.

Canola condition rated 1 percent very poor, 11 poor, 22 fair, 63 good, and 3 excellent. Canola planted was 97 percent. Emerged was 76 percent, behind 85 last year and 86 average.

Oats condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 21 fair, 73 good, and 5 excellent. Oats planted was 96 percent, equal to last year, and near 97 average. Emerged was 75 percent, behind 82 last year and 88 average. Jointed was 14 percent, well behind 36 last year.

Barley condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 12 fair, 80 good, and 6 excellent. Barley planted was 98 percent, near 100 last year, and equal to average. Emerged was 88 percent, near 92 last year and 90 average. Jointed was 20 percent, behind 37 last year and 34 average.

Dry edible peas condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 17 fair, 75 good, and 6 excellent. Dry edible peas planted was 94 percent. Emerged was 77 percent, near 80 last year, and behind 89 average. Blooming was 1 percent, near 4 both last year and average.

Sunflowers planted was 69 percent, behind 84 last year and 81 average. Emerged was 30 percent, behind 39 last year.

Flaxseed planted was 95 percent, near 96 last year and 91 average. Emerged was 69 percent, ahead of 64 last year, and near 65 average.

Potatoes emerged was 58 percent, behind 66 last year, but near 56 average.

Dry edible beans planted was 89 percent, near 93 last year and 90 average. Emerged was 38 percent, well behind 61 last year and 58 average.

Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 7 poor, 23 fair, 64 good, and 4 excellent.

Stock water supplies rated 2 percent very short, 8 short, 83 adequate, and 7 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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