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North Dakota Ag Connection - 09/15/2020

For the week ending Sunday, there were 6.0 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 14% very short, 29% short, 50% adequate, and 7% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 12% very short, 26% short, 55% adequate, and 7% surplus.

Soybean condition rated 9% very poor, 8% poor, 30% fair, 47% good, and 6% excellent. Soybeans dropping leaves was 57%, well ahead of 36% last year, but near 58% for the five-year average. Harvested was 1%, near 2% average.

Spring wheat harvested was 90%, ahead of 72% last year, but near 91% average.

Durum wheat mature was 96%, near 95% last year. Harvested was 86%, well ahead of 49% last year, and ahead of 80% average.

Winter wheat planted was 15%.

Corn condition rated 5% very poor, 11% poor, 27% fair, 50% good, and 7% excellent. Corn dented was 68%, well ahead of 34% last year, but near 70% average. Mature was 18%, ahead of 2% last year, and equal to average.

Canola harvested was 69%, well ahead of 45% last year, but behind 75% average.

Sugarbeet condition rated 1% very poor, 2% poor, 5% fair, 43% good, and 49% excellent. Sugarbeets harvested was 10%, near 11% last year and 9% average.

Oats harvested was 94%, ahead of 77% last year, and near 93% average.

Barley harvested was 96%, ahead of 86% last year, and near 95% average.

Dry edible peas harvested was 94%, near 92% last year.

Sunflower condition rated 8% very poor, 12% poor, 30% fair, 45% good, and 5% excellent. Sunflowers ray flowers dry was 88%, ahead of 75% last year, and near 87% average. Bracts turned yellow was 66%, well ahead of 44% last year, and near 62% average. Bracts turned brown was 30%, well ahead of 6% last year, and ahead of 20% average.

Flaxseed harvested was 72%, well ahead of 32% last year, and near 68% average.

Potato condition rated 4% very poor, 3% poor, 24% fair, 51% good, and 18% excellent. Potatoes vines dry was 83%, ahead of 73% last year and 72% average. Harvested was 20%, ahead of 9% last year and 13% average.

Dry edible bean condition rated 5% very poor, 11% poor, 26% fair, 45% good, and 13% excellent. Dry edible beans dropping leaves was 90%, ahead of 82% last year, and equal to average. Harvested was 29%, ahead of 12% last year, but behind 38% average.

Lentils harvested was 72%, well ahead of 39% last year, but behind 79% average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 10% very poor, 22% poor, 43% fair, 23% good, and 2% excellent.

Stock water supplies rated 6% very short, 24% short, 67% adequate, and 3% 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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