South Dakota corn, soybean harvest underway
Most of South Dakota’s crops are doing well with adequate soil moisture reported in just over half of the state.
USDA reporters say 36% of the corn is in good condition and 9% is excellent, with 37% in poor condition. Ninety-five percent of the state’s corn is dented with 60% of the corn mature. Nine percent of the corn has been harvested, which is 3% more than average.
The soybean crop is rated 7% excellent, 37% good, 38% fair, and 12% poor. South Dakota farmers say 80% of the beans are dropping leaves, with 11% of the crop harvested, which is equal to the average.
Fifty-one percent of the sorghum crop is good or excellent, with coloring at 94% and 63% of the crop mature. Four percent of the sorghum has been harvested.
Ninety percent of the sunflowers have dried, with 71% of the bracts turning yellow and 20% turning brown. 50% of the crop is rated good with 43% fair and 2% excellent.
South Dakota pasture and range conditions are 10% excellent, 41% good, 35% fair, and 10% poor.