Wet Weather in South Dakota Hampers Crop Planting, Haying

June 1, 2016 11:11 AM
Wet Weather in South Dakota Hampers Crop Planting, Haying

Wet weather in South Dakota over the past week hampered crop planting and haying.

USDA also says in its weekly crop report that weevils are impacting first and potential second cuttings of alfalfa in some areas.

Topsoil moisture statewide is rated 91 percent adequate to surplus. Subsoil moisture is 90 percent in those categories.

The condition of South Dakota's winter wheat crop is rated 79 percent good to excellent. Nearly half of the crop is now headed, well ahead of the average pace.

Pasture and range conditions are rated 81 percent good to excellent. Stock water supplies are 92 percent adequate to surplus.

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