Corn, Soybean Planting Begins in South Dakota

April 25, 2017 01:22 PM
Corn, Soybean Planting Begins in South Dakota

Corn and soybean planting has begun in South Dakota while small grain planting continues.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says near normal temperatures returned to South Dakota during the week ending Sunday, while rain fell across the entire state, with some counties receiving an inch or more. There were 3.8 days suitable for fieldwork.

Spring wheat planting was 75 percent, ahead of 70 percent a year ago and a five-year average of 56 percent. Emerged spring wheat was 32 percent, ahead of 23 percent last year and an average of 19 percent.

Corn planting was 3 percent, behind nearly 5 percent last year and a 7 percent average. Soybean plantings were 1 percent.

Calving progress was 77 percent, ahead of nearly 75 percent last year and a 73 percent average.

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Spell Check

Southeast South Dakota farmer
Wakonda , SD
4/25/2017 06:10 PM

  It is true that some Corn is going in South Dakota after three days of sunshine we were able to plant one field most everyone else in the area hasn't done a thing and with rain returning today it looks like several more days before we can return and more rain in the forecast it's looking to be late corn planting in South Dakota traveling through NW. Iowa things look very similar and maybe one or two fields every 20 miles has been planted not like last year where we were two thirds done by now it's going to be tough to achieve last year's Yields as planting will be pushed back

Rodger Meyer
Elk Mound, WI
4/25/2017 07:13 PM

  It's snowing today in the Dakota's. corn don't grow in the snow


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