BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Cool conditions across North Dakota last week slowed crop development.
In its weekly crop report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says frost was a concern for many parts of the state. The most adverse effects were felt in northeastern and south-central parts of North Dakota. Statewide, there were 5.3 days of suitable fieldwork.
Barley is 46 percent jointed, compared to zero last year. The five-year average for this period is 10 percent.
Forty-nine percent of the spring wheat was jointed, an increase of 30 percent from last week.
Pasture and range conditions were 6 percent poor or very poor, 21 percent fair and 73 percent good or excellent.
- Agricultural Research & Technology