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North Dakotans Make Progress on Fall Harvests
North Dakota Ag Connection - 09/12/2018

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 12 percent very short, 34 short, 52 adequate, and 2 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 11 percent very short, 39 short, 48 adequate, and 2 surplus.

Soybean condition rated 3 percent very poor, 14 poor, 30 fair, 47 good, and 6 excellent. Soybeans dropping leaves was 57 percent, ahead of 43 last year and 41 for the five-year average. Harvested was 3 percent.

Spring wheat harvested was 94 percent, near 93 last year, and ahead of 81 average.

Durum wheat harvested was 87 percent, near 85 last year, and well ahead of 64 average.

Winter wheat planted was 22 percent, ahead of 10 last year.

Corn condition rated 2 percent very poor, 10 poor, 25 fair, 54 good, and 9 excellent. Corn dented was 84 percent, well ahead of 52 last year and 60 average. Mature was 26 percent, well ahead of 4 last year, and ahead of 7 average.

Canola harvested was 77 percent, near 79 last year, but ahead of 67 average.

Sugarbeet condition rated 0 percent very poor, 0 poor, 6 fair, 15 good, and 79 excellent. Sugarbeets harvested was 8 percent, near 7 last year and 6 average.

Oats harvested was 95 percent, near 93 last year, and ahead of 87 average.

Barley harvested was 96 percent, equal to last year, and ahead of 87 average.

Sunflower condition rated 0 percent very poor, 7 poor, 26 fair, 64 good, and 3 excellent. Sunflowers ray flowers dry was 89 percent, ahead of 82 last year and 73 average. Bracts turned yellow was 71 percent, ahead of 54 last year, and well ahead of 36 average. Bracts turned brown was 23 percent, ahead of 12 last year.

Flaxseed harvested was 75 percent, ahead of 67 last year, and well ahead of 50 average.

Potato condition rated 0 percent very poor, 17 poor, 32 fair, 50 good, and 1 excellent. Potatoes vines dry was 76 percent, ahead of 66 last year, and well ahead of 47 average. Harvested was 5 percent, behind 17 last year.

Dry edible bean condition rated 3 percent very poor, 12 poor, 31 fair, 51 good, and 3 excellent. Dry edible beans dropping leaves was 94 percent, ahead of 86 last year and 80 average. Harvested was 58 percent, well ahead of 18 last year and 21 average.

Alfalfa condition rated 4 percent very poor, 8 poor, 35 fair, 48 good, and 5 excellent. Alfalfa second cutting was 98 percent, near 94 last year.

Lentils harvested was 86 percent, ahead of 75 last year.

Pasture and range conditions rated 7 percent very poor, 18 poor, 42 fair, 31 good, and 2 excellent.

Stock water supplies rated 5 percent very short, 27 short, 66 adequate, and 2 surplus.

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