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KHRT AGRICULTURE NEWS - 07/06/17

Dry conditions persisted over much of the state.....

    FARGO, N.D. - For the week ending July 2nd, dry conditions persisted over much of the state, especially in the western and southern parts, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

    Much needed moisture was received in central and eastern North Dakota, with rainfall amounts ranging from one to two inches. There were some reports of producers in the western part of the state baling wheat because of drought conditions.

    Temperatures for the week averaged two to eight degrees below normal.

    There were 6.3 days suitable for fieldwork.

    Topsoil moisture supplies rated 24 percent very short, 30 short, 44 adequate, and 2 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 17 percent very short, 28 short, 52 adequate, and 3 surplus.

    Field Crops Report

    Corn condition rated 5 percent very poor, 11 poor, 29 fair, 52 good, and 3 excellent. Corn silking was 2 percent, near 5 for the five-year average.

    Soybean condition rated 5 percent very poor, 12 poor, 35 fair, 45 good, and 3 excellent. Soybeans blooming was 8 percent, well behind 34 last year, and behind 16 average.

    Winter wheat condition rated 18 percent very poor, 21 poor, 26 fair, 34 good, and 1 excellent. Winter wheat headed was 88 percent, behind 98 last year. Coloring was 23 percent, behind 34 average. Mature was 18 percent.

    Spring wheat condition rated 11 percent very poor, 19 poor, 29 fair, 37 good, and 4 excellent. Spring wheat jointed was 94 percent, near 97 last year, but ahead of 84 average. Headed was 57 percent, well behind 78 last year, but ahead of 52 average. Coloring was 4 percent.

    Barley condition rated 11 percent very poor, 13 poor, 28 fair, 45 good, and 3 excellent. Barley jointed was 94 percent, near 98 last year, but ahead of 85 average. Headed was 57 percent, well behind 86 last year, but ahead of 52 average. Coloring was 3 percent.

    Oats condition rated 19 percent very poor, 27 poor, 31 fair, 22 good, and 1 excellent. Oats jointed was 93 percent, near 97 last year, but ahead of 86 average. Headed was 63 percent, behind 82 last year, but ahead of 53 average. Coloring was 8 percent.

    Sunflowers emerged was 96 percent, near 97 last year. Blooming was 3 percent, behind 8 last year.

    Dry edible beans condition rated 2 percent very poor, 8 poor, 19 fair, 54 good, and 17 excellent. Dry edible beans blooming was 5 percent, behind 16 last year, but near 9 average.

    Durum wheat condition rated 7 percent very poor, 16 poor, 44 fair, 30 good, and 3 excellent. Durum wheat jointed was 94 percent, near 97 last year, but well ahead of 72 average. Headed was 50 percent, behind 58 last year. Coloring was 7 percent.

    Canola condition rated 7 percent very poor, 14 poor, 36 fair, 42 good, and 1 excellent. Canola blooming was 57 percent, well behind 80 last year, but near 59 average. Coloring was 3 percent.

    Flaxseed condition rated 14 percent very poor, 18 poor, 35 fair, 32 good, and 1 excellent. Flaxseed emerged was 97 percent. Blooming was 28 percent, behind 46 last year, but near 29 average.

    Dry edible peas condition rated 6 percent very poor, 16 poor, 37 fair, 39 good, and 2 excellent. Dry edible peas blooming was 60 percent, well behind 88 last year, but near 59 average. Dropping leaves was 3 percent.

    Potatoes blooming was 7 percent, well behind 34 last year.

    Alfalfa condition rated 37 percent very poor, 27 poor, 25 fair, 10 good, and 1 excellent. Alfalfa first cutting was 77 percent complete, behind 82 last year. Second cutting was 1 percent, near 3 last year.

    Sugarbeets condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 10 fair, 63 good, and 25 excellent.

    Pasture and Range Report

    Pasture and range conditions rated 32 percent very poor, 31 poor, 24 fair, 12 good, and 1 excellent.

    Stock water supplies rated 17 percent very short, 30 short, 52 adequate, and 1 surplus.

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    FARGO, N.D. - North Dakota producers planted 5.25 million acres of other spring wheat in 2017, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. This is down 13 percent from a year ago. Other spring wheat to be harvested for grain is estimated at 5.16 million acres, down 12 percent from last year.

    Durum wheat is estimated at 1.12 million acres, down 23 percent from a year earlier. Harvested area is expected to total 1.08 million acres, down 25 percent from last year. Winter wheat planted last fall totaled 65.0 thousand acres, down 50 percent from last year. Harvested area is expected to total 40,000 acres, down 67 percent from last year

    Soybean planted area is estimated at a record high 7.20 million acres, up 19 percent from last year. Of these, 95 percent were planted with genetically modified, herbicide resistant seed. Producers expect to harvest 7.15 million acres, up 19 percent from a year ago.

    Corn planted for all purposes is estimated at 3.70 million acres this year, up 7 percent from 2016. Area to be harvested for grain is estimated at 3.45 million acres, up 6 percent from a year ago.

    Barley producers intend to plant 470 thousand acres, down 36 percent from last year. Area to be harvested for grain is estimated at 410 thousand acres, down 36 percent from a year ago.

    Oats planted for all purposes is estimated at 215 thousand acres, down 26 percent from last year. Area to be harvested for grain is estimated at 100 thousand acres, down 9 percent from last year.

    Canola planted acreage is expected to be 1.70 million acres, up 16 percent from last year and a record high. Area to be harvested is estimated at 1.69 million acres, up 17 percent from a year ago.

    Oil sunflower planted area is estimated at 310 thousand acres, down 51 percent from last year. An estimated 300 thousand acres is expected to be harvested, down 51 percent from a year ago. Non-oil sunflower planted area is estimated at 60.0 thousand acres, up 3 percent from the previous year. Harvested area is estimated at 57.0 thousand acres, up 4 percent from the previous year.

    Flaxseed planted acreage, at 250 thousand acres, is down 25 percent from a year ago. Area to be harvested is estimated at 245 thousand acres, down 26 percent from last year.

    Safflower planted area is estimated at 10,000 acres, up 20.5 percent from last year. It is estimated that 9,000 acres will be harvested, up 13.9 percent from a year ago.

    Dry edible bean planted acres are estimated at 620 thousand, down less than 1 percent from last year. Harvested area is estimated at 600 thousand acres, up 6 percent from a year ago. Small chickpea planted acres are estimated at 4,000 acres, down 200 from last year. Harvested area is estimated at 3,900 acres, down 200 from last year. Large chickpea planted acres are estimated at 15.0 thousand acres, up 5,600 acres from last year. Harvested area is estimated at 14.8 thousand acres, up 5,500 acres from last year.

    Dry edible peas planted area is estimated at 470 thousand acres, down 16 percent from last year. Harvested area is estimated at 455 thousand acres, down 17 percent from a year ago.

    Lentil planted area is estimated at 300 thousand acres, down 2 percent from last year. Harvested area is estimated at 293 thousand acres, down 1 percent from a year ago.

    Sugarbeet planted acres, at 205 thousand, are down 4 percent from last year. Harvested area is forecast at 201 thousand acres, down less than 1 percent from the previous year.

    Fall potato planted acreage is estimated at 78.0 thousand acres, down 3 percent from last year. Harvested area is estimated at 76 thousand, up 19 percent from a year ago. Percent planted by type totals 30 percent Russet, 40 percent white, 29 percent red, and 1 percent yellow.

    Alfalfa acreage to be harvested for dry hay is estimated at 1.45 million acres, up 4 percent from last year. Other hay acreage to be cut for hay is estimated at 1.10 million acres, unchanged from a year ago.

     The estimates of planted and harvested acreages in this news release are based primarily on surveys conducted during the first two weeks of June.

 


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