Barley was 92 percent jointed and 62 percent was in the boot stage, ahead of the five year (2007-2011) averages of 40 percent jointed and 12 percent normally in the boot stage, respectively. Twenty-six percent were headed while 2 percent reached the milk stage. Durum wheat advanced 23 percentage points to 85 percent jointed, ahead of 2 percent last year and 23 percent on average. Forty-two percent had entered the boot stage, compared to 0 percent last year and 4 percent on average. Spring wheat was 90 percent jointed and 62 percent was in the boot stage, ahead of the respective averages of 41 percent and 12 percent. Spring wheat headed reached 28 percent, ahead of the 2 percent average. Oats were 92 percent jointed and 67 percent in the boot stage, ahead of 45 percent and 12 percent on average, respectively. Sixty-nine percent of canola was in the rosette stage, compared with eight percent last year and 37 percent on average. Dry edible peas flowering advanced 30 percentage points to 38 percent complete. As of Sunday, 98 percent of dry edible beans had emerged, up from 54 percent last year and the average of 71 percent. Flaxseed were 91 percent emerged. Potatoes reached 94 percent emerged, compared with 46 percent last year and 69 percent on average. Sunflowers advanced 28 percentage points to 91 percent emerged. Small grain condition ratings were lower than a week earlier. Dry edible peas, potatoes, soybeans, sugarbeets and sunflower each showed crop condition improvement while canola, corn, dry edible beans and flaxseed showed a decline from a week earlier.
Crop development continued ahead of normal, but conditions were starting to show signs of stress from lack of moisture. Corn had an average height of 18 inches, ahead of the five year average of 10 inches. Ninety-four percent of corn has been cultivated or sprayed once with 34 percent cultivated or sprayed twice. Soybeans were at 97 percent emerged, ahead of the five year average of 73 percent. Sorghum was at 94 percent planted, with 74 percent emerged. Sunflowers were at 79 percent planted. Fifty-nine percent of winter wheat has turned color, ahead of the five year average of 6 percent. Spring wheat was at 80 percent headed, with 5 percent turning color. Barley was at 93 percent in the boot stage, with 25 percent headed. Oats were reported at 72 percent headed,
surpassing the five year average of 22 percent, with 13 percent turning color.
Sources: USDA NASS ND & SD Field OfficesShare