ND Crop Report
Doug Barrett | Sep 6, 2017 AT 7:45 am
North Dakota farmers are making good progress on the small grains harvest.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says rainfall was limited and temperatures averaged slightly above normal across North Dakota last week. Farmers had 6.4 days suitable for fieldwork.
Topsoil remains dry, with more than half of topsoil moisture supplies rated short or very short.
North Dakota's winter wheat harvest is 95 percent complete and 1 percent planted. The spring wheat harvest is 85 percent, behind last year's pace of 90 percent but ahead of the five-year average of 74 percent.
The barley harvest is 93 percent complete, near last year's 94 percent but ahead of the 81 percent average. Oats are 90 percent harvested, near last year's 94 percent but ahead of the 81 percent average.