October 22, 2014

Soybean harvest mostly complete in North & South Dakota

North Dakota

Soybean growers essentially finished their harvest this week, while corn and sunflower harvest continued to advance toward completion.

Ninety-eight percent of soybeans were harvested.

Eighty-eight percent of the corn crop had been harvested for grain. Corn for silage was 95 percent chopped.

Fifty-nine percent of sunflowers had been harvested.

 

South Dakota

With the soybean harvest for this season complete in most areas, producers are busy finishing up other row crop harvest and preparing for next year’s crops.

Eighty-five percent of corn has been harvested, still well ahead of the 5-year average of 47 percent.

Eighty-seven percent of sunflowers are now harvested, ahead of the 5-year average of 43 percent.

Sorghum harvest is now estimated at 88 percent complete, 21 percentage points ahead of the 5-year average of 67 percent.

Progress of winter wheat seeding is on schedule despite dry conditions and is now 99 percent complete, just 1 percentage point behind last year and 1 percentage point ahead of the 5-year average. Ninety-one percent of winter wheat has emerged, even with last year’s progress and 1 percentage point ahead of the 5-year average.

Sources: USDA NASS ND & SD Field Offices

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