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North Dakota Ag Connection - 08/11/2020

For the week ending Sunday, there were 6.2 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 8% very short, 27% short, 55% adequate, and 10% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 5% very short, 23% short, 63% adequate, and 9% surplus.

Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 3% poor, 29% fair, 57% good, and 10% excellent. Soybeans blooming was 92%, near 91% last year and 95% for the five-year average. Setting pods was 71%, ahead of 57% last year, but near 75% average.

Spring wheat condition rated 2% very poor, 6% poor, 29% fair, 55% good, and 8% excellent. Spring wheat coloring was 89%, near 88% last year and 93% average. Mature was 37%, behind 42% last year. Harvested was 7%, near 4% last year, but behind 19% average.

Durum wheat condition rated 1% very poor, 5% poor, 28% fair, 56% good, and 10% excellent. Durum wheat coloring was 86%, ahead of 77% last year, and near 84% average. Mature was 25%, behind 33% last year. Harvested was 2%, near 1% last year.

Winter wheat condition rated 2% very poor, 7% poor, 34% fair, 52% good, and 5% excellent. Winter wheat mature was 87%, ahead of 81% last year. Harvested was 52%, well ahead of 27% last year, and near 50% average.

Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 4% poor, 23% fair, 59% good, and 13% excellent. Corn silking was 92%, ahead of 84% last year, and near 91% average. Dough was 20%, ahead of 5% last year, but behind 27% average.

Canola condition rated 1% very poor, 3% poor, 23% fair, 60% good, and 13% excellent. Canola coloring was 64%, equal to last year, and behind 81% average. Harvested was 1%, equal to last year.

Sugarbeet condition rated 1% very poor, 2% poor, 4% fair, 43% good, and 50% excellent.

Oats condition rated 3% very poor, 7% poor, 27% fair, 56% good, and 7% excellent. Oats coloring was 86%, ahead of 80% last year, but behind 92% average. Mature was 48%, ahead of 33% last year. Harvested was 17%, ahead of 4% last year, but behind 29% average.

Barley condition rated 1% very poor, 5% poor, 31% fair, 54% good, and 9% excellent. Barley coloring was 91%, equal to last year. Mature was 49%, near 50% last year. Harvested was 13%, ahead of 8% last year, but behind 30% average.

Dry edible peas condition rated 1% very poor, 4% poor, 24% fair, 61% good, and 10% excellent. Dry edible peas dropping leaves was 85%, near 87% last year, and behind 92% average. Harvested was 24%, ahead of 17% last year, but behind 43% average.

Sunflower condition rated 0% very poor, 2% poor, 25% fair, 65% good, and 8% excellent. Sunflowers blooming was 78%, well ahead of 55% last year, and near 77% average. Ray flowers dry was 2%.

Flaxseed condition rated 1% very poor, 3% poor, 26% fair, 62% good, and 8% excellent. Flaxseed coloring was 60%, behind 66% last year and 75% average. Harvested was 1%.

Potato condition rated 3% very poor, 2% poor, 20% fair, 60% good, and 15% excellent. Potatoes rows closed was 86%, equal to last year, and behind 91% average. Vines dry was 2%, near 1% last year and 5% average.

Dry edible bean condition rated 3% very poor, 9% poor, 24% fair, 53% good, and 11% excellent. Dry edible beans blooming was 87%, behind 93% last year. Setting pods was 66%, behind 75% last year and 79% average. Dropping leaves was 4%, near 2% last year.

Alfalfa condition rated 3% very poor, 14% poor, 33% fair, 47% good, and 3% excellent. Alfalfa second cutting was 72%, well ahead of 52% last year, and ahead of 66% average.

Lentils harvested was 3%, near 1% last year.

Pasture and range conditions rated 2% very poor, 12% poor, 41% fair, 43% good, and 2% excellent.

Stock water supplies rated 2% very short, 21% short, 72% adequate, and 5% surplus.


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