Harvest of corn progressed modestly, reaching 91 percent by Sunday night. This is ahead of 60 percent last year and the five-year (2007-2011) average of 29 percent. At 96 percent, virtually all corn raised for silage had been chopped by week’s end. Digging of potatoes continued slightly behind the average, reaching 94 percent on Sunday. Sugarbeet harvest progress fell slightly behind average last week, reaching 81 percent lifted. Increasing 15 percentage points, the sunflower harvest reached 76 percent complete, ahead of 28 percent last year and 23 percent on average.
Ninety-six percent of corn for grain has been harvested, up from 90 percent the previous week; still well ahead of the five year average of 34 percent. Ninety-six percent of sorghum for grain has been harvested, up from 74 percent harvested the previous week. Seventy-four percent of sunflowers have been harvested. Winter wheat was 83 percent planted, behind last year and five year averages of 95 percent. Thirteen percent of winter wheat had emerged, behind last year’s estimate of 82 percent and the five year average of 80 percent emerged.
Source: USDA NASS ND & SD Field OfficesShare