Soybean conditions decline in SD

Dry conditions continue to have an effect on the crops in South Dakota.

In the latest Crop Progress and Conditions report, USDA says soybean conditions are rated 47% good to excellent, a slight decline from the previous week with 7% of soybeans blooming, ahead of average. South Dakota’s corn conditions are rated 47% good to excellent.

Spring wheat conditions are rated 40% fair with 70% of the crop headed, well ahead of average. Winter wheat is rated 43% poor to very poor with the majority of the crop headed.

Sorghum conditions are rated 54% good to excellent with 14% of the crop headed. The majority of sunflowers have been planted, with 62% of the crop emerged. The sunflower crop is rated 50% fair in South Dakota.

USDA says subsoil moisture is rated 60% short to very short with pasture and rangeland conditions rated 43% fair.

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