Significant progress was made in planting most crops last week. As of June 12, barley was 74 percent planted, compared to 100 percent last year and 99 percent for the five-year average. Barley was 56 percent emerged and 2 percent jointed.
Spring and Durum wheat were 82 and 39 percent planted, and 64 and 25 percent emerged, respectively. Spring wheat was 4 percent jointed.
Oats were 80 percent planted, 57 percent emerged, and 6 percent jointed. Canola was 72 percent planted, compared to 99 percent at this point last year and 98 percent average. Canola was 50 percent emerged.
Corn was 96 percent planted and reached 74 percent emerged, an increase of 19 percentage points from last week.
Dry edible beans reached 75 percent planted this week, compared to 94 percent last year and 93 percent average. Twenty percent of the dry edible bean crop was emerged. Dry edible peas were 49 percent planted, compared to 100 percent last year and for the average. Dry edible peas were 36 percent emerged.
Flaxseed was 57 percent planted and 31 percent emerged. As of June 12, potato growers had planted 82 percent of the crop, compared to 100 percent at this point last year and 97 percent average.
Potatoes were 25 percent emerged.
Soybeans were 80 percent planted and 35 percent emerged, both behind last year and the five-year average.
Ninety-six percent of the sugarbeet crop had been planted, compared to 100 percent last year and for the average. Sugarbeets were 69 percent emerged.
Sunflowers were 64 percent planted this week, compared to 82 percent last year and 90 percent average.
Other activities during the week included tilling fields, herbicide and pesticide spraying, alfalfa cutting, and equipment maintenance.
Dryer weather conditions aided farmers to make extensive progress on planting soybean acres, ending the week with 83 percent of the crop planted, just shy of the 5-year average of 90 percent.
Ninety-eight percent of the corn is now planted, catching up with the 5-year average of 99 percent.
Small grain development continues to lag behind averages. Oats are 27 percent in the boot stage, just behind last year’s average of 39 percent, with 6 percent headed compared to 12 percent a year ago.
Spring wheat is 16 in boot stage, behind last year’s average of 59 percent, and only 2 percent headed compared to 16 percent last year. Winter wheat also lags with 37 percent headed, still considerably behind the previous year of 75 percent. Warmer, dry days will be needed to catch up to the normal mid-June progress.
Source: ND & SD Field offices of the National Ag Statistics Services