SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Crop development continues to be well ahead of the average in South Dakota, but a lack of moisture caused some crop conditions to decline.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop and weather report that temperatures were warmer than average for the third consecutive week. Warm temperatures are starting to cause stress on some crops.
Corn had an average height of 28 inches, ahead of the five year average of 16 inches, with 97 percent of the crop cultivated or sprayed once and 50 percent cultivated or sprayed twice.
Soybeans were at 11 percent blooming, ahead of the five year average of 1 percent.
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