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Weekly Wheat Update

Weekly Wheat Update

Every Tuesday during the growing season (generally April through September), the North Dakota Wheat Commission issues a weekly wheat report report to update buyers on growing conditions, yield potential, crop health, disease concerns, quality, etc.  The Commission utilizes the USDA NASS weekly crop progress reports and crop reports from producers, elevators, extension agents and agronomists to develop the report.

Weekly Wheat Update May 30, 2023

Dry conditions and warmer than normal temperatures allowed for significant planting progress in North Dakota last week.  Spring wheat seeding is now estimated to be almost 80% complete in the state, up from less than 50% last week.  Durum seeding is almost three-fourths complete.  About 40% of the spring wheat and 25% of the durum has emerged.  The vast majority of the remaining acreage should be planted in the next few days.
On a national basis, 85% of the spring wheat has been planted and 57% has emerged.  Most of the acreage remaining to be planted is in Montana and North Dakota.  Crop progress has now caught up to the five-year average.  Durum in Montana is 78% planted with nearly half of it emerged.
With temperatures being 10-12 degrees above average and strong wind speeds last week, soil moisture dried out quickly.  While this was conducive to planting progress, most producers are reporting that precipitation is needed soon to keep up the good crop conditions.  Precipitation over the last week has been quite spotty.  While some areas have received an inch or more, other areas have received little to no precipitation.  Overall, producers are reporting that emerged crops look good with decent stands. 
Wheat Planted by State    5/28/23  Last Week Last Year 5 yr. Avg
North Dakota HRS 79 48 54 81
North Dakota Durum 73 38 42 75
Minnesota HRS 97 74 47 84
Montana Durum 78 50 80 81
Montana HRS 81 72 93 91
South Dakota HRS 99 95 97 94
U.S. HRS 85 64 70 86
May 28, 2023  
Wheat Emerged by State  5/28/23  Last Week Last Year 5 yr. Avg
North Dakota HRS 41 13 20 49
North Dakota Durum 25 9 13 37
Minnesota HRS 65 30 9 59
Montana Durum 48 20 40 38
Montana HRS 63 42 71 63
South Dakota HRS 88 74 83 80
U.S. HRS 57 32 40 59
May 28, 2023        

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