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Crop Progress Report July 28, 2015

Warm, dry conditions over the last week continued to push the spring wheat crop towards maturity and harvest has officially begun. Two percent of the U.S. spring wheat crop is harvested, just below the five-year average of 5 percent. Harvest in South Dakota is 2 percent complete and should begin in the other states in the next week to 10 days. In Minnesota, 92 percent of the spring wheat is turning color, followed by 85 percent in South Dakota, 83 percent in Montana and 66 percent in North Dakota. Producers report that the crop is 2-3 weeks ahead of last year's pace in terms of development and yield potential is promising. The Wheat Quality Council Spring Wheat Tour is underway this week and will provide yield estimates at the end of the week.

Crop conditions remain mostly favorable with 71 percent of the U.S. crop rated in good to excellent condition. Ratings are notably high in North Dakota and Minnesota where 84 and 79 percent of the crop is rated in good to excellent condition.

The durum crop in North Dakota is rated 82 percent good to excellent, slightly lower than last week's ratings. Ninety-two percent of the crop has headed out, well ahead of 47 percent on year ago, and just over half of the crop is turning color. In Montana, condition ratings remain the same as last week with 30 percent rated in good to excellent condition and 30 percent in fair condition. Almost half of the Montana crop is turning ripe.



Percent Planted and Emerged by State
  6/14/15 6/7/15 6/14/14 5 Year Avg.
ND Spring - planted 96 93 80 79
ND Spring - emerged 96 83 67 71
ND Durum - planted 97 91 82 81
ND Durum - emerged 98 90 95 86
Minnesota - planted 100 99 60 65
Minnesota - emerged 100 99 76 89
Montana - planted 96 95 88 83
Montana - emerged 98 97 89 79
South Dakota - planted 98 97 88 95
South Dakota - emerged 97 96 86 96
U.S. - planted 96 94 70 79
U.S. - emerged 97 91 78 80


Crop Condition Ratings - Percent of Crop in each Condition
  V Poor Poor Fair Good Excellent Index
ND Spring - this week 0 3 13 65 19 400
ND Spring - last week 0 3 15 62 20 399
ND Durum - this week 0 1 17 63 19 400
ND Durum - last week 0 1 13 67 19 404
Minnesota -this week 1 2 18 59 20 395
Minnesota - last week 0 2 15 63 20 401
Montana - this week 4 8 34 45 9 347
Montana - last week 4 8 34 45 9 347
South Dakota - this week 1 9 33 50 7 353
South Dakota - last week 1 8 29 53 9 361
U.S. - this week 1 6 22 56 15 378
U.S. - last week 1 6 23 55 15 377
As of July 26, 2015


Percent Headed and Harvested by State
  7/26/15 Last week Last year 5 Year Avg.
ND Spring - % headed 94 87 76 80
ND Spring - % harvested 0 n/a 0 4
ND Durum - % headed 78 59 33 60
ND Durum - % harvested n/a n/a n/a n/a
Minnesota - % headed 99 99 80 93
Minnesota - % harvested 0 n/a 0 8
Montana - % headed 97 92 83 72
Montana - % harvested 0 n/a 0 0
South Dakota - % headed 97 93 94 97
South Dakota - % harvested 2 n/a 3 18
U.S. - % headed 96 91 82 83
U.S. - % harvested 2 n/a 1 5

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