Planting progress was seen in all crops this week, despite the weather. As of June 19, barley was 77 percent planted, compared to 100 percent last year and for the five-year average. Barley was 67 percent emerged and 11 percent jointed.
Spring and Durum wheat were 86 and 44 percent planted, and 78 and 34 percent emerged, respectively. Spring wheat was 15 percent jointed, while durum was 3 percent jointed. Oats were 88 percent planted, 73 percent emerged, and 17 percent jointed.
Canola was 76 percent planted, compared to 100 percent at this point last year and the average. Canola was 66 percent emerged and 11 percent in the rosette stage.
Corn reached 91 percent emerged, an increase of 17 percentage points from last week. Dry edible beans reached 94 percent planted this week, compared to 99 percent last year and 98 percent average. Sixty-eight percent of the dry edible bean crop was emerged, an increase of 48 percentage points from last week.
Dry edible peas were 61 percent planted, compared to 100 percent last year and for the average, and were 51 percent emerged.
Flaxseed was 64 percent planted and 51 percent emerged. As of June 19, potato growers had planted 95 percent of the crop, compared to 100 percent at this point last year and 99 percent average.
Potatoes were 54 percent emerged. Soybeans were 95 percent planted and 64 percent emerged, both behind last year and the five-year average.
Sugarbeets were 92 percent emerged. Sunflowers were 78 percent planted this week, compared to 91 percent last year and 95 percent average, and were 40 percent emerged.
Other activities during the week included tilling fields, herbicide and pesticide spraying, alfalfa cutting, and equipment maintenance.
Warmer weather conditions brought great strides in the emergence and development of all crops. Planting of soybeans is slowly coming to an end, now 93 percent planted, just shy of the 5-year average of 96 percent.
Corn emergence is at 96 percent complete, slowly catching up to the previous year of 99 percent. Small grains are still far behind the normal pace for the season.
Winter wheat growth made some progress with 68 percent headed, still behind the previous year of 89 percent. The coloring and harvesting stages have yet to start, lagging behind the 5- year averages of 20 and 6 percent respectively.
Source: USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, ND & SD Field Offices