North & South Dakota crop progress reports


North Dakota

Sunflower harvest was essentially completed by week’s end as 96 percent of the sunflower crop had been harvested. Other activities included fall tillage and fertilizer applications.


South Dakota

All but a few remote areas of the state are finished with row crop harvest for the 2011 crop year and preparation for next year’s crop is underway. Ninety-nine percent of corn has been harvested, 4 percentage points ahead of last week and still well ahead of the 5-year average of 72 percent. Ninety-five percent of sunflowers are now harvested, ahead of the 5-year average of 73 percent. Sorghum harvest is estimated at 96 percent complete, 4 percentage points behind last year, but 9 percentage points ahead of the 5-year average. Winter wheat condition is rated at 52 percent in the good to excellent range, 5 percentage points behind last week and 16 percentage points behind the 5-year average.


Sources: USDA NASS ND & SD Field Offices