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Crop Progress Report June 30, 2015

The U.S. spring wheat crop continues to develop ahead of average, with about half of the crop headed out, double last year's pace and ahead of the five-year average of 29 percent. In Minnesota, three-fourths of the crop is headed out and about 60 percent has headed in South Dakota, 45 percent in North Dakota and 32 percent in Montana. Rain fell across much of North Dakota last week, with heavier rainfall in the eastern third of the state and the southwest corner. Crop damage was reported in isolated areas from strong winds and hail. Moisture levels remain adequate in much of the spring wheat region, with the exception of western Montana where conditions are very dry.

Crop conditions remain mostly favorable with 72 percent of the U.S. crop rated in good to excellent condition, up one percent from a week ago and slightly higher than 70 percent at this time last year. In North Dakota 80 percent of the spring wheat crop is rated in good to excellent condition. With the recent rainfall, producers are monitoring crops for any disease pressure and applying fungicide as needed.

The durum crop in North Dakota appears to be in good condition and development is ahead of average. The majority of the crop, 91 percent, is rated in good to excellent condition and about 20 percent of the durum has headed out, well ahead of last year's progress. In Montana, 14 percent of the durum has headed out. Crop condition ratings are a bit lower in Montana with 37 percent rated in good to excellent condition, and an additional 47 percent rated in fair condition.



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 2 18 66 14 392
ND Spring - last week 0 2 19 66 14 391
ND Durum - this week 0 1 8 77 14 404
ND Durum - last week 0 1 9 76 14 403
Minnesota -this week 0 2 14 67 17 399
Minnesota - last week 0 2 22 59 17 391
Montana - this week 4 7 33 44 12 353
Montana - last week 2 4 34 51 9 361
South Dakota - this week 1 7 33 48 11 361
South Dakota - last week 0 8 36 44 9 354
U.S. - this week 1 4 23 59 13 379
U.S. - last week 1 3 25 59 12 378
As of June 28, 2015


Percent Headed and Harvested by State
  6/28/15 Last week Last year 5 Year Avg.
ND Spring - % headed 45 19 13 23
ND Spring - % harvested n/a n/a n/a n/a
ND Durum - % headed 20 15 n/a n/a
ND Durum - % harvested n/a n/a n/a n/a
Minnesota - % headed 76 26 14 42
Minnesota - % harvested n/a n/a n/a n/a
Montana - % headed 32 10 22 12
Montana - % harvested n/a n/a n/a n/a
South Dakota - % headed 60 42 53 58
South Dakota - % harvested n/a n/a n/a n/a
U.S. - % headed 49 23 24 29
U.S. - % harvested n/a n/a n/a n/a

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