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Crop Progress Report May 24, 2016

Planting of the U.S. spring wheat crop is nearly complete, with 95 percent of the expected U.S. acres in the ground. Planting completion rates are above 90 percent for all of the main spring wheat producing states. Crop development continues to advance at an above average pace. Seventy-eight percent of the U.S. crop has emerged, well ahead of the five-year average of 51 percent. In North Dakota 75 percent has emerged, 70 percent in Montana, and over 90 percent for both Minnesota and South Dakota. Some of the earliest planted crop has reached the jointed stage.

Crop condition ratings indicate that 76 percent of the U.S. spring wheat crop is in good to excellent condition, just slightly below last year's 79 percent. In North Dakota, 80 percent of the spring wheat is rated in good to excellent condition. In the remaining three states 70-72 percent of the crop is rated in good to excellent condition. Producers continue to report that precipitation would be helpful for crop development at this time. In North Dakota, rain was received in a good portion of the eastern region and south central region, but the western part of the state received very little. The forecast for the current week calls for scattered chances of precipitation.

Durum planting in North Dakota is now 83 percent complete, ahead of the average of 51 percent. Two-thirds of the crop has emerged, nearly 40 percentage points ahead of the five-year average. Precipitation would be welcome in most of the durum producing areas. In Montana 82 percent of the durum has been planted, with about one-third of it emerged.



Percent Planted and Emerged by State
  5/22/16 5/15/16 5/22/15 5 Year Avg.
ND Spring - planted 94 87 92 65
ND Spring - emerged 75 52 66 40
ND Durum - planted 83 68 83 51
ND Durum - emerged 67 34 39 27
Minnesota - planted 98 96 100 81
Minnesota - emerged 90 78 94 53
Montana - planted 93 86 96 82
Montana - emerged 70 48 78 49
South Dakota - planted 99 97 98 94
South Dakota - emerged 92 83 83 70
U.S. - planted 95 89 95 77
U.S. - emerged 78 60 76 51


Crop Condition Ratings - Percent of Crop in each Condition
  V Poor Poor Fair Good Excellent Index
ND Spring - this week 0 2 18 76 4 382
ND Spring - last week na na na na na na
ND Durum - this week na na na na na na
ND Durum - last week na na na na na na
Minnesota -this week 1 2 27 59 11 377
Minnesota - last week na na na na na na
Montana - this week 1 2 25 58 14 382
Montana - last week na na na na na na
South Dakota - this week 0 1 28 66 5 375
South Dakota - last week na na na na na na
U.S. - this week 0 2 22 68 8 382
U.S. - last week na na na na na na
As of May 22, 2016

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