Planting Progress Moving at a Snails Pace


And according to Monday’s round of USDA NASS Crop Condition reports, yet another week of soggy field conditions has prevented producers from completing a significant amount of field work in the region. 

Planting percentages in Montana only crept up from the week before.  Spring wheat at 3{dfeadfe70caf58f453a47791a362966239aaa64624c42b982d70b175f7e3dda2} planted is down from its 5-year average of 27{dfeadfe70caf58f453a47791a362966239aaa64624c42b982d70b175f7e3dda2}.  (See Report)

65{dfeadfe70caf58f453a47791a362966239aaa64624c42b982d70b175f7e3dda2} of Wyoming barley is now planted, down only slightly from last year and the five average while the 11{dfeadfe70caf58f453a47791a362966239aaa64624c42b982d70b175f7e3dda2} of sugar beets now planted is quite a bit behind “normal.”  (See Report)

9{dfeadfe70caf58f453a47791a362966239aaa64624c42b982d70b175f7e3dda2} of South Dakota spring wheat has been seeded, down from the 61{dfeadfe70caf58f453a47791a362966239aaa64624c42b982d70b175f7e3dda2} that was planted at this time last year.  (See Report)

There is still nothing to report for plantings in North Dakota.  The average starting date for fieldwork is expected to be May 6.  (See Report)

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Haylie Shipp


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