SD crops improve slightly, pastures worsen
Row crop conditions improved slightly this past week in South Dakota.
Seventy-seven percent of corn was rated fair to good. Corn silking is behind last year and the average 27%.
Soybean condition is 76% fair to good. Pod setting is also behind last year and the average at eight-percent.
Winter wheat harvest made a big jump at 33% complete. Condition is mostly poor to fair.
Seventy-percent of the spring wheat in the state is in poor to very poor shape.
Oat harvest is ahead of last year t 23% complete and sorghum condition is mostly fair to good with 24% head, behind last year but ahead of the average.
Pasture and range conditions are worse than the week before at 78% very poor to poor.