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N.D. Canola, Oats, Barley Harvests Underway
North Dakota Ag Connection - 08/13/2019

For the week ending Sunday, there were 5.9 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 10 percent very short, 15 short, 63 adequate, and 12 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 10 percent very short, 20 short, 59 adequate, and 11 surplus.

Soybean condition rated 2 percent very poor, 8 poor, 28 fair, 53 good, and 9 excellent. Soybeans blooming was 94 percent, behind 99 last year, and near 97 for the five-year average. Setting pods was 62 percent, well behind 88 last year and 82 average.

Spring wheat condition rated 1 percent very poor, 5 poor, 23 fair, 60 good, and 11 excellent. Spring wheat coloring was 92 percent, near 96 last year, and equal to average. Mature was 51 percent, well behind 76 last year. Harvested was 5 percent, well behind 26 last year, and behind 23 average.

Durum wheat condition rated 1 percent very poor, 2 poor, 22 fair, 67 good, and 8 excellent. Durum wheat coloring was 87 percent, behind 95 last year, but ahead of 82 average. Mature was 42 percent, behind 57 last year. Harvested was 1 percent.

Winter wheat condition rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 18 fair, 63 good, and 14 excellent. Winter wheat mature was 87 percent, behind 95 last year. Harvested was 34 percent, well behind 68 last year, and behind 53 average.

Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 8 poor, 20 fair, 59 good, and 12 excellent. Corn silking was 89 percent, behind 98 last year, and near 92 average. Dough was 7 percent, well behind 59 last year and 35 average.

Canola condition rated 1 percent very poor, 6 poor, 25 fair, 59 good, and 9 excellent. Canola coloring was 71 percent, behind 90 last year and 83 average. Harvested was 1 percent.

Sugarbeet condition rated 1 percent very poor, 2 poor, 8 fair, 14 good, and 75 excellent.

Oats condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 16 fair, 63 good, and 19 excellent. Oats coloring was 85 percent, behind 95 last year and 93 average. Mature was 40 percent, well behind 79 last year. Harvested was 5 percent, well behind 37 last year and 35 average.

Barley condition rated 1 percent very poor, 6 poor, 21 fair, 63 good, and 9 excellent. Barley coloring was 94 percent. Mature was 59 percent, well behind 91 last year. Harvested was 11 percent, well behind 47 last year and 36 average.

Dry edible peas condition rated 0 percent very poor, 3 poor, 21 fair, 69 good, and 7 excellent. Dry edible peas dropping leaves was 91 percent, near 94 last year, but ahead of 80 average. Harvested was 23 percent, well behind 55 last year.

Sunflower condition rated 0 percent very poor, 4 poor, 20 fair, 69 good, and 7 excellent. Sunflowers blooming was 63 percent, well behind 91 last year, and behind 79 average.

Flaxseed condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 21 fair, 70 good, and 7 excellent. Flaxseed coloring was 76 percent, behind 82 last year, but near 74 average.

Potato condition rated 0 percent very poor, 8 poor, 27 fair, 56 good, and 9 excellent. Potatoes rows closed was 88 percent, behind 95 last year, and near 91 average. Vines dry was 1 percent, behind 6 last year.

Dry edible bean condition rated 3 percent very poor, 9 poor, 32 fair, 52 good, and 4 excellent. Dry edible beans blooming was 96 percent. Setting pods was 78 percent, behind 93 last year, and near 80 average. Dropping leaves was 3 percent.

Alfalfa condition rated 1 percent very poor, 7 poor, 25 fair, 56 good, and 11 excellent. Alfalfa second cutting was 57 percent, behind 72 last year and 68 average.

Lentils harvested was 1 percent.

Pasture and range conditions rated 3 percent very poor, 8 poor, 19 fair, 52 good, and 18 excellent.

Stock water supplies rated 2 percent very short, 12 short, 72 adequate, and 14 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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