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Crop Progress Report June 28, 2016

The majority of the U.S. spring wheat crop is about 2-3 weeks ahead of average in crop development. Fifty-six percent of the crop has headed out, nearly double the average pace. In Minnesota and South Dakota over 70 percent of the spring wheat has headed out. In North Dakota 60 percent has headed out, compared to only 23 percent on average. In Montana 25 percent has headed out. Much of the region has received precipitation over the last couple of weeks, replenishing soil moisture conditions. A few isolated areas remain dry and could use more moisture, while a few other areas have received surplus moisture.

Overall the crop condition ratings remain high. Seventy-two percent of the U.S. spring wheat crop is rated in good to excellent condition, right on par with last year's rating, but a bit lower than last week when 76 percent was rated good to excellent. Producers are busy monitoring fields for disease pressure and applying fungicide as needed.

In North Dakota, nearly half of the durum has headed out, compared to just 19 percent last year. Producers are reporting mostly good crop conditions with 76 percent of the crop rated in good to excellent condition. The northwest durum producing region has received fairly good precipitation, but producers in the southwest portion of the state report dry conditions. In Montana about 8 percent of the durum has headed out compared to 10 percent last year. Just over half the crop is rated in good to excellent condition with another 43 percent in fair condition.



Percent Planted and Emerged by State
  6/12/2016 6/5/16 6/12/16 5 Year Avg.
ND Spring - planted 97 94 95 77
ND Spring - emerged 95 86 92 68
ND Durum - planted 98 94 91 70
ND Durum - emerged 89 81 87 68
Minnesota - planted 98 96 100 81
Minnesota - emerged 100 99 100 86
Montana - planted 93 86 96 82
Montana - emerged 96 83 98 80
South Dakota - planted 99 97 98 94
South Dakota - emerged 100 96 97 94
U.S. - planted 95 89 95 77
U.S. - emerged 96 88 95 78


Crop Condition Ratings - Percent of Crop in each Condition
  V Poor Poor Fair Good Excellent Index
ND Spring - this week 1 4 17 70 8 380
ND Spring - last week 1 3 14 74 2 385
ND Durum - this week 0 1 23 74 2 377
ND Durum - last week 0 1 22 75 2 378
Minnesota -this week 2 7 26 49 16 370
Minnesota - last week 2 8 26 49 15 367
Montana - this week 2 3 28 53 14 374
Montana - last week 1 2 25 52 20 388
South Dakota - this week 1 7 34 53 5 354
South Dakota - last week 0 3 29 62 6 371
U.S. - this week 1 4 23 62 10 376
U.S. - last week 1 3 20 64 12 383
As of June 26, 2016


Percent Headed and Harvested by State
  6/26/16 Last week Last year 5 Year Avg.
ND Spring - % headed* 60 25 38 23
ND Spring - % harvested na na na na
ND Durum - % headed 47 19 19 na
ND Durum - % harvested na na na na
Minnesota - % headed* 72 48 62 36
Minnesota - % harvested na na na na
Montana - % headed* 25 6 26 14
Montana - % harvested na na na na
South Dakota - % headed* 73 51 55 52
South Dakota - % harvested na na na na
U.S. - % headed* 56 28 42 27
U.S. - % harvested na na na na
Percent headed as of June 26, 2016

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