Fieldwork progressed slowly this week due to the additional moisture.
As of June 26, barley was79 percent planted, compared to 100 percent last yearand for the five-year average. Barley was 75 percentemerged and 30 percent jointed. Spring and Durum wheat were 90 and 60 percent planted, and 85 and48 percent emerged, respectively. Spring wheat was32 percent jointed, while durum was 13 percent jointed. Oats were 90 percent planted, 77 percent emerged, and31 percent jointed.
Canola was 80 percent planted,compared to 100 percent at this point last year and theaverage. Canola was 75 percent emerged and30 percent in the rosette stage.
Corn reached98 percent emerged. Dry edible beans reached98 percent planted this week, compared to 100 percentlast year and the average. Ninety-three percent of thedry edible bean crop was emerged, an increase of25 percentage points from last week. Dry edible peaswere 76 percent planted, compared to 100 percent lastyear and for the average, and were 59 percentemerged.
Flaxseed was 74 percent planted and67 percent emerged. As of June 26, potatoes were84 percent emerged.
Soybeans were 92 percentemerged, slightly behind last year and the five-yearaverage.
Sugarbeets were 97 percent emerged.Sunflowers were 86 percent planted, compared to96 percent last year and 99 percent average, and were65 percent emerged.
Other activities during the weekincluded tilling fields, spraying pesticides, cutting hay,and equipment maintenance.
Planting and growth of many crops were minimal this week, due to the extensive rain falls. Added rainfall has brought 46 percent of the state to a surplus of topsoil moisture, significantly ahead of the 5-year average of 15 percent.
Soybeans planted made slight gains, now having 95 percent planted.
Corn height is slowly progressing, with the average height now 13 inches, but behind the 5-year average of 21 inches.
Small grains made some progress this week but are still behind the seasonal averages. Winter wheat is now 84 percent headed, behind the previous year of 94 percent. Coloring has slowly started with 6 percent complete severely behind the 5-year average of 43 percent. Oats is 73 percent in the boot stage, still behind last year’s average of 86 percent. Spring wheat made strides now 82 percent in the boot stage and 27 percent headed, but still lagging behind the averages of 91 and 61 percent respectively.
First cutting of alfalfa is slowed by the rains with 60 percent complete, behind the 5-year average of 70 percent.
Field crops are in need of a warm, dry weather to catch up with the seasonal averages.
Source: USDA NASS, North & South Dakota Field Offices