Planting Days Slipping Away

Planting Days Slipping Away

Growers make progress on sugarbeets and corn; soybean and durum wheat lag significantly.

Planting days seem be slipping away for many Dakota farmers as June arrives.

Here's the latest on planting progress for the week ending May 29 and comparisons to planting progress at the same time last year and the five-year average in North Dakota and South Dakota.

North Dakota

Crop                 This Week         Last Week         Five-year average

Barley               44%                  93%                  96%

Spring Wheat     55%                  93%                  93%

Durum              17%                  78'%                 86%

Oats                 52%                  90%                  94%

Canola              40%                  92%                  90%

Corn                 74%                  92%                  91%

Dry beans         10%                  64%                  60%

Sugarbeets       86%                  100%                98%

Potatoes           38%                  97%                  83%

Soybean           29%                  66%                  74%

Sunflowers        8%                   39%                  54%

South Dakota

Corn                 86%                  90%                  92%

Soybeans         34%                  59%                  65%

Spring Wheat    96%                  99%                  99%

Barley               93%                  94%                  98%

Crop development

Wheat wheat in South Dakota was 47% in boot stage, compared to 69% at the same time last year.

Growing degree days

Southeast South Dakota is 6-8 days behind in growing degrees days compared to the five year average. Other areas of the state are 10 or more days behind.

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