Spring planting well behind average pace in South Dakota
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Spring planting is about one-fifth done in South Dakota but still well behind the average pace.
The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that 19% of the spring wheat crop is seeded, and 16% of oats are planted. The five-year average for both crops is 76%.
Topsoil moisture supplies statewide remain rated 100% adequate to surplus, and subsoil moisture is still 99% in those categories.
The state’s winter wheat crop is rated 4% poor, 39% fair, 53% good and 4% excellent.
Pasture and range conditions are rated mostly fair to good.