Dry, Warm Conditions Aid South Dakota Planting

Posted on May 31, 2014

Dry conditions and above normal temperatures across most areas of South Dakota allowed the spring planting to advance.
    
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says corn planting is 90 percent complete, ahead of the five-year average of 86 percent. Forty-eight percent of the crop was emerged, equal to average.

Soybeans were 64 percent planted, ahead of the 49 percent average. The crop is 20 percent emerged, ahead of the 15 percent average.

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