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Remaining row crops yet to be harvested South Dakota

For the week ending Oct. 27, producers worked to get the remaining row crops harvested as they combated wet fields in some areas of the state, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, South Dakota Field Office, Oct. 28.

Major activities included hauling grain, moving hay and cattle, and fall tillage. Statewide, there were 4.8 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 6 percent short, 82 percent adequate, and 12 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 1 percent very short, 17 percent short, 77 percent adequate, and 5 percent surplus.

Winter wheat seeding was 95 percent complete, ahead of 93 percent last year and behind 96 percent average. Emerged was 65 percent complete, well ahead of 22 percent last year but behind 73 percent average. Condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 58 percent good, and 9 percent excellent.

Corn harvest was 49 percent complete, well behind 99 percent last year and 55 percent average. Condition rated 2 percent very poor, 9 percent poor, 23 percent fair, 46 percent good, and 20 percent excellent.

Soybean harvest was 87 percent complete, well behind 100 percent last year but near 84 percent average.

Sorghum at the mature stage was 96 percent, behind 100 percent last year and slightly behind 98 percent average. Harvested was 53 percent complete, well behind 93 percent last year and 67 percent average. Condition rated 0 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 20 percent fair, 66 percent good, and 11 percent excellent.

Sunflower harvest was 27 percent complete, well behind 89 percent last year and 50 percent average. Condition rated 17 percent very poor, 11 percent poor, 22 percent fair, 44 percent good, and 6 percent excellent.

The fourth cutting of alfalfa hay was 63 percent complete. Alfalfa hay condition rated 1 percent very poor, 1 percent poor, 39 percent fair, 52 percent good, and 7 percent excellent.

Pasture and range conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 37 percent fair, 48 percent good, and 6 percent excellent. Stock water supplies were 2 percent very short, 12 percent short, 78 percent adequate, and 8 percent surplus. Cattle and calf conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 2 percent poor, 13 percent fair, 77 percent good, and 8 percent excellent. Sheep and lamb conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 1 percent poor, 14 percent fair, 79 percent good, and 6 percent excellent.

Date: 11/04/2013



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