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North Dakota Ag Connection - 05/14/2019

For the week ending Sunday, there were 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 1 percent very short, 14 short, 71 adequate, and 14 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 2 percent very short, 17 short, 73 adequate, and 8 surplus.

Soybeans planted was 5 percent, behind 10 last year and 20 for the fiveyear average.

Spring wheat planted was 37 percent, behind 47 last year, and well behind 58 average. Emerged was 2 percent, behind 7 last year, and well behind 23 average. Durum wheat planted was 25 percent, near 24 last year, but behind 35 average. Winter wheat condition rated 4 percent very poor, 7 poor, 25 fair, 62 good, and 2 excellent. Winter wheat jointed was 11 percent, near 10 last year, but behind 27 average.

Corn planted was 11 percent, well behind 31 last year and 43 average.

Canola planted was 22 percent, near 21 last year, but behind 33 average.

Sugarbeets planted was 64 percent, well behind 87 last year, and behind 77 average.

Oats planted was 27 percent, near 31 last year, and well behind 53 average. Emerged was 1 percent, near 4 last year, and behind 19 average.

Barley planted was 35 percent, behind 42 last year, and well behind 55 average. Emerged was 1 percent, near 5 last year, and well behind 22 average.

Dry edible peas planted was 38 percent, near 35 last year, but behind 53 average.

Sunflowers planted was 2 percent, equal to last year, and behind 7 average.

Flaxseed planted was 15 percent, ahead of 10 last year, but behind 23 average.

Potatoes planted was 32 percent, near 31 last year and 34 average.

Dry edible beans planted was 2 percent, near 4 last year, and behind 7 average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 10 poor, 36 fair, 50 good, and 3 excellent.

Stock water supplies rated 1 percent very short, 5 short, 82 adequate, and 12 surplus.

Data for this news release were provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency, NDSU Extension Service, and other reporters across the State.

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