Oats, corn planting well behind average in SD

For the week ending May 12, 2019, there were 1.7 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 0 short, 61 adequate, and 39 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 1 short, 66 adequate, and 33 surplus.

Field Crops Report:
Corn planted was 4 percent, behind 19 last year, and well behind 54 for the five-year average.
Winter wheat condition rated 1 percent very poor, 5 poor, 26 fair, 59 good, and 9 excellent.
Spring wheat planted was 46 percent, well behind 75 last year and 88 average. Emerged was 9 percent, behind 25 last year, and well behind 57 average.
Oats planted was 37 percent, well behind 74 last year and 87 average. Emerged was 15 percent, behind 29 last year, and well behind 65 average.

Pasture and Range Report:
Pasture and range conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 28 fair, 51 good, and 19 excellent.