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Farmers Wrapping Up N.D. Small Grain Harvest
North Dakota Ag Connection - 09/12/2017

For the week ending Sunday, small grain harvest was wrapping up over much of the State, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Temperatures averaged near normal across North Dakota. Little to no rainfall was received and some crops showed stress due to the hot, dry weather. There were 6.9 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 23 percent very short, 39 short, 38 adequate, and 0 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 23 percent very short, 38 short, 38 adequate, and 1 surplus.

Corn condition rated 7 percent very poor, 13 poor, 31 fair, 44 good, and 5 excellent. Corn dough was 94 percent, near 97 last year and 95 for the five-year average. Dented was 56 percent, behind 75 last year and 69 average. Mature was 4 percent, behind 21 last year and 18 average.

Soybean condition rated 5 percent very poor, 13 poor, 35 fair, 44 good, and 3 excellent. Soybeans dropping leaves was 46 percent, near 50 last year, and behind 51 average.

Winter wheat planted was 11 percent, near 9 last year.

Spring wheat harvested was 94 percent, equal to last year, but ahead of 84 average.

Barley harvested was 96 percent, near 98 last year, but ahead of 89 average.

Oats harvested was 93 percent, behind 98 last year, but near 89 average.

Sunflowers condition rated 7 percent very poor, 16 poor, 46 fair, 30 good, and 1 excellent. Sunflower ray flowers dried was 84 percent, near 85 last year, but ahead of 77 average. Bracts turning yellow was 57 percent, behind 65 last year, but ahead of 42 average. Bracts turning brown was 14 percent, behind 20 last year.

Dry edible beans condition rated 6 percent very poor, 14 poor, 30 fair, 46 good, and 4 excellent. Dry edible beans dropping leaves was 88 percent, near 84 last year, and ahead of 83 average. Harvested was 20 percent, behind 29 last year and 28 average.

Durum wheat mature was 96 percent, near 99 last year. Harvested was 87 percent, ahead of 76 last year, and well ahead of 67 average.

Canola harvested was 81 percent, equal to last year, but ahead of 73 average.

Flaxseed harvested was 71 percent, near 72 last year, but ahead of 54 average.

Dry edible peas harvested was 96 percent.

Potato condition rated 4 percent very poor, 13 poor, 28 fair, 50 good, and 5 excellent. Potatoes vines dry was 69 percent, ahead of 63 last year and 51 average. Harvested was 19 percent, ahead of 8 last year. Alfalfa second cutting was 94 percent complete, near 91 last year.

Sugarbeet condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 6 fair, 27 good, and 66 excellent. Sugarbeets harvested was 7 percent, near 8 both last year and average.

Lentils harvested was 77 percent, behind 87 last year.

Pasture and range conditions rated 32 percent very poor, 34 poor, 26 fair, 8 good, and 0 excellent.

Stock water supplies rated 25 percent very short, 33 short, 42 adequate, and 0 surplus.

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