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North Dakota Crop Maturation Lags Averages
North Dakota Ag Connection - 09/20/2022

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 15% very short, 42% short, 41% adequate, and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 10% very short, 39% short, 49% adequate, and 2% surplus.

Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 5% poor, 34% fair, 54% good, and 6% excellent. Soybeans dropping leaves was 57%, well behind 78% last year, and behind 72% for the five-year average. Harvested was 4%, behind 10% last year, and near 7% average.

Spring wheat harvested was 91%, behind 100% last year, and near 93% average.

Durum wheat mature was 88%, behind 100% last year and 99% average. Harvested was 77%, well behind 99% last year, and behind 88% average.

Winter wheat planted was 42%, ahead of 37% last year and 34% average. Emerged was 8%, ahead of 1% last year, and near 4% average.

Corn condition rated 2% very poor, 7% poor, 31% fair, 50% good, and 10% excellent. Corn dough was 95%, behind 100% last year, and near 98% average. Dented was 76%, behind 88% last year, and near 77% average. Mature was 26%, behind 40% last year, and near 29% average.

Canola harvested was 68%, behind 80% last year and 78% average.

Sugarbeet condition rated 2% very poor, 3% poor, 36% fair, 48% good, and 11% excellent. Sugarbeets harvested was 11%, near 10% last year, and equal to average.

Oats harvested was 94%, behind 100% last year, and near 95% average.

Barley harvested was 93%, behind 100% last year, and near 97% average.

Dry edible peas harvested was 97%, near 100% last year and 98% average.

Sunflower condition rated 2% very poor, 6% poor, 33% fair, 51% good, and 8% excellent.

Sunflowers ray flowers dry was 89%, near 93% last year and 91% average. Bracts turned yellow was 67%, behind 79% last year and 74% average. Bracts turned brown was 30%, behind 36% last year, and near 34% average.

Flaxseed harvested was 74%, behind 91% last year, and near 77% average.

Potato condition rated 0% very poor, 1% poor, 25% fair, 53% good, and 21% excellent. Potatoes vines dry was 59%, well behind 82% last year and 84% average. Harvested was 25%, near 27% last year and 26% average.

Dry edible bean condition rated 1% very poor, 4% poor, 38% fair, 47% good, and 10% excellent. Dry edible beans dropping leaves was 88%, behind 95% last year and 94% average. Harvested was 31%, well behind 54% last year, and behind 49% average.

Lentils harvested was 80%, behind 96% last year, and near 83% average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 3% very poor, 18% poor, 42% fair, 33% good, and 4% excellent.

Stock water supplies rated 4% very short, 27% short, 67% adequate, and 2% surplus.

Data for this news were provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency, NDSU Extension Service, and other reporters across the State.


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