2015 Midwest Crop Tour: South Dakota Roundup

August 17, 2015 12:00 PM

See the from-the-field reports, data and scout observations, during the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour.


2015 Crop Tour Preview: South Dakota Fields Show Promising Potential

In South Dakota this year, the crops—especially corn—are in good shape as the 2015 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour begins.


South Dakota Crops Look Promising So Far

Reports are filtering in from the first day of the 2015 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour, and while scouts on the western leg have been dealing with soggy conditions, the crops there are looking good.

South Dakota Exceeds Expectations

Scouts find big bean counts and surging yields on the first day of the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour.




From the Rows - Chip Flory -  Day 1, Western Tour

From the Rows - Terry Johnston - Western Tour, Day 1

2015 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour Results: South Dakota


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Scout Observations

Very Good Corn Found in South Dakota


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Crop Comments

8/17/2015 Lincoln County, SD: Had an excellent 2" rain last night. For the first time in 4 years we can say that in this area we have caught timely rains! Crops are looking great and hopes are high, just hoping the Pro Farmer brings some insight and a reality check on yields for the USDA.

8/11/2015 Minnehaha County, SD: Things look good her in SE SD and that's all I'm going to say because I've been on the other side and it's not fun listening to braggers, I mean farmers! A lot of bug spraying in the beans. The beans are some of the tallest I've seen in 31 years of being an amatuer, and we know they don't have to be tall to yield, I wish they where 18" shorter. Good luck!

7/21/2015 Minnehaha County, SD: Not much small grain here but oats are being harvested, haven't heard any yields! Need rain, things still holding on pretty good!

7/16/2015 Minnehaha County, SD: Things in SE South Dakota look pretty good, corn is tasseling and beans shaded and blooming. 


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