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Updated Crop Progress Report

April 19, 2016

Courtesy ND Wheat Commission

Planting of the U.S. HRS crop continues at an above average pace. Much of the spring wheat region saw welcome precipitation during the later part of the week which improved soil moisture conditions. The rain slowed fieldwork, but producers were still able to make considerable planting progress compared to last week. The northern tier of North Dakota saw snowfall over the weekend which will slow any fieldwork for a few days. Planting remains the furthest advanced in South Dakota at 61 percent complete, followed by Montana at 34 percent, Minnesota at 23 percent and North Dakota at 14 percent. Planting progress in the four state region is ahead of the five-year average, but is slightly behind 2015's rapid pace.

Durum planting is also making progress with 3 percent of the North Dakota durum crop planted. The pace is similar to last year's and slightly below the five-year average of 5 percent. In Montana, 9 percent of the durum has been planted, ahead of 2 percent one year ago and 4 percent on average.

Percent Planted and Emerged by State
  4/17/16 4/10/16 4/17/15 5 Year Avg.
ND Spring - planted 14 5 17 10
ND Spring - emerged n/a n/a n/a n/a
ND Durum - planted 3 1 3 5
ND Durum - emerged n/a n/a n/a n/a
Minnesota - planted 23 5 51 23
Minnesota - emerged n/a n/a n/a n/a
Montana - planted 34 17 18 12
Montana - emerged n/a n/a n/a n/a
South Dakota - planted 61 29 65 35
South Dakota - emerged n/a n/a n/a n/a
U.S. - planted 27 13 31 19
U.S. - emerged n/a n/a n/a n/a




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