South Dakota could use rain. The lack of moisture is causing concern, as some areas saw heat and high wind last week. Much of the state reached 90 degrees or better with strong south wind. Centerville and Philip each hit 95 degrees. Spotty precipitation occurred over the weekend, while several areas received none. The warm temperatures helped push growing degree day accumulation well ahead of average.
Winter wheat is 69 percent in good to excellent. It’s 39 percent headed. Spring wheat is 79 percent good to excellent and is 2 percent headed. Corn is 93 percent planted, 64 percent emerged and 86 percent good to excellent. Soybeans are 65 percent planted and 20 percent emerged.
About three-quarters of the cattle are on pasture. Stock water is 92 percent adequate to surplus. Feed is 93 percent adequate to surplus, and pasture is 72 percent good to excellent.