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Scattered rain showers reported South Dakota

For the week ending Aug. 17, temperatures were above normal in the western part of the state but below normal across the east, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, South Dakota Field Office, Aug. 18.

Scattered rain showers were reported in many areas. Statewide, there were 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 2 percent very short, 23 percent short, 73 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 2 percent very short, 22 percent short, 75 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus.

Winter wheat harvested was 88 percent, near 85 percent last year, but behind 95 percent for the five-year average. Spring wheat conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 2 percent poor, 24 percent fair, 62 percent good, and 12 percent excellent. Coloring was 97 percent. Mature was 80 percent, behind last year at 90 percent and 96 percent average. Spring wheat harvested was 35 percent, behind last year at 49 percent and well behind 75 percent average.

Oats mature was 94 percent, near last year at 95 percent and 96 percent average. Oats harvested was 79 percent, ahead of last year at 73 percent, but behind 83 percent average.

Barley conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 0 percent poor, 22 percent fair, 65 percent good, and 13 percent excellent. Coloring was 97 percent, near both last year and average at 99 percent. Barley mature was 69 percent, well behind 90 percent last year and 91 percent average. Barley harvested was 30 percent, behind 38 percent last year and well behind 62 percent average

Corn conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 24 percent fair, 56 percent good, and 13 percent excellent. Corn in the dough stage was 59 percent, near 60 percent last year, but ahead of 53 percent average. Corn dented was 5 percent, near 4 percent last year, but behind 12 percent average.

Soybean conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 22 percent fair, 57 percent good, and 13 percent excellent. Soybeans blooming was 98 percent, near 95 percent last year and equal to average. Setting pods was 81 percent, ahead of 72 percent last year, but near 83 percent average.

Sorghum conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 1 percent poor, 13 percent fair, 82 percent good, and 4 percent excellent. Sorghum was 89 percent headed, equal to last year but ahead of 84 percent average. Sorghum coloring was 19 percent, ahead of 15 percent last year, but behind 26 percent average.

Sunflowers conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 1 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 69 percent good, and 4 percent excellent. Sunflowers blooming was 69 percent, near 66 percent last year, but behind 76 percent average.

Alfalfa hay conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 8 percent poor, 22 percent fair, 50 percent good, and 20 percent excellent. Alfalfa hay second cutting was 81 percent complete, behind 93 percent last year and 92 percent average. Third cutting was 23 percent complete, behind 27 percent last year and 33 percent average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 9 percent poor, 22 percent fair, 54 percent good, and 13 percent excellent. Stock water supplies were 2 percent very short, 15 percent short, 80 percent adequate, and 3 percent surplus.

Date: 8/25/2014



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