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83 Percent of N.D. Subsoil Moisture Very Short to Short
North Dakota Ag Connection - 07/20/2021

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 41% very short, 45% short, 13% adequate, and 1% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 47% very short, 36% short, 17% adequate, and 0% surplus.

Soybean condition rated 12% very poor, 29% poor, 39% fair, 19% good, and 1% excellent. Soybeans blooming was 56%, near 53% last year, and equal to the five-year average. Setting pods was 14%, ahead of 9% last year, and equal to average.

Spring wheat condition rated 30% very poor, 34% poor, 25% fair, 10% good, and 1% excellent. Spring wheat headed was 93%, near 91% last year, and equal to average. Coloring was 41%, ahead of 23% last year and 34% average. Mature was 5%, near 1% last year.

Durum wheat condition rated 13% very poor, 25% poor, 29% fair, 27% good, and 6% excellent. Durum wheat jointed was 95%, near 97% last year. Headed was 80%, behind 90% last year and 89% average. Coloring was 29%, ahead of 21% last year and 22% average.

Winter wheat condition rated 21% very poor, 36% poor, 31% fair, 11% good, and 1% excellent. Winter wheat headed was 95%. Coloring was 74%, near 75% last year, and equal to average. Mature was 44%, ahead of 30% last year, and well ahead of 22% average. Harvested was 6%, near 4% average.

Corn condition rated 9% very poor, 23% poor, 39% fair, 27% good, and 2% excellent. Corn silking was 22%, ahead of 16% last year, and equal to average.

Canola condition rated 32% very poor, 28% poor, 21% fair, 17% good, and 2% excellent. Canola blooming was 95%, near 93% last year and 96% average. Coloring was 14%, ahead of 7% last year, but behind 20% average.

Sugarbeet condition rated 1% very poor, 5% poor, 31% fair, 48% good, and 15% excellent.

Oats condition rated 19% very poor, 31% poor, 32% fair, 17% good, and 1% excellent. Oats headed was 92%, ahead of 84% last year, and near 89% average. Coloring was 39%, ahead of 23% last year, and near 36% average. Mature was 8%, ahead of 1% last year.

Barley condition rated 24% very poor, 28% poor, 37% fair, 10% good, and 1% excellent. Barley headed was 91%, near 88% last year and 93% average. Coloring was 39%, ahead of 25% last year, but near 42% average.

Dry edible peas condition rated 9% very poor, 28% poor, 38% fair, 23% good, and 2% excellent. Dry edible peas blooming was 92%, equal to last year, and near 93% average. Dropping leaves was 22%, near 20% last year, and equal to average.

Sunflower condition rated 6% very poor, 25% poor, 45% fair, 23% good, and 1% excellent. Sunflowers emerged was 98%, near 97% last year. Blooming was 5%, near 6% last year, and behind 12% average.

Flaxseed condition rated 9% very poor, 31% poor, 35% fair, 23% good, and 2% excellent. Flaxseed blooming was 91%, ahead of 83% last year and 84% average. Coloring was 11%, near 15% last year, and equal to average.

Potato condition rated 7% very poor, 13% poor, 61% fair, 18% good, and 1% excellent. Potatoes blooming was 76%, near 79% last year and 77% average. Rows closed was 37%, near 38% last year and 36% average.

Dry edible bean condition rated 18% very poor, 33% poor, 36% fair, 12% good, and 1% excellent. Dry edible beans blooming was 42%, behind 53% last year and 56% average. Setting pods was 5%, behind 11% last year.

Alfalfa condition rated 37% very poor, 33% poor, 23% fair, 7% good, and 0% excellent. Alfalfa first cutting was 93%, near 96% last year and 92% average. Second cutting was 10%, near 13% last year, and behind 17% average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 43% very poor, 31% poor, 21% fair, 5% good, and 0% excellent.

Stock water supplies rated 40% very short, 38% short, 22% adequate, and 0% surplus.

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


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