Planting of small grains was virtually complete by Sunday. Canola was 86 percent emerged, up 26 percentage points from last week. Corn was 85 percent emerged, compared with 23 last year and the five-year (2007-2011) average of 45 percent. Planting of dry beans was 87 percent complete, ahead of 8 percent last year and 41 percent on average. Eighty-seven percent of dry peas were emerged, up 27 percentage points from last week. Flaxseed was 50 percent emerged, compared with 5 percent last year and 31 percent on average. At 37 percent emerged, potatoes were ahead of 4 percent last year and 19 percent on average. Emergence of soybeans advanced 34 percentage points to 51 percent. Sunflowers were 64 percent planted, compared with 7 percent last year and 37 percent on average. Small grain conditions remained mostly good. Other crop conditions were generally good, although, sugarbeet conditions worsened slightly from last week.
Livestock producers in North Dakota were moving cattle out for summer grazing. Pasture and range conditions were 4 percent poor, 20 fair, 62 good, and 14 excellent.
Winter wheat is at 75 percent headed, up 36 percentage points from last week and ahead of the five year average of 10 percent. Spring wheat is at 54 percent in the boot stage, 50 percentage points ahead of the five year average. Barley is at 26 percent in the boot stage, 25 percentage points ahead of the five year average. Oats are reported at 54 percent in the boot stage, ahead of the five year average of 6 percent. Corn is 86 percent emerged with an average height of 4 inches and 45 percent has been cultivated or sprayed once. Soybeans are at 86 percent planted, with 48 percent emerged. Sorghum is at 53 percent planted, with 18 percent emerged. Sunflowers are at 30 percent planted.
In South Dakota, cattle moved to pasture is rated at 87 percent complete. Stock water supplies are 1 percent very short, 7 percent short and 92 percent adequate to surplus. Feed supplies are 3 percent short and 97 percent adequate to surplus. Range and pasture conditions are rated 3 percent poor, 22 percent fair and 75 percent good to excellent.
Sources: USDA NASS ND & SD Field Offices