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Crop Progress Report – June 14, 2021

According to USDA’s Crop Progress Report, dry edible bean condition rated 11% very poor, 19% poor, 51% fair, 17% good, and 2% excellent. Dry edible beans planted was 98%, ahead of 86% last year and 93% average. Emerged was 75%, well ahead of 52% last year, and near 71% average.
 
Topsoil moisture supplies rated 25% very short, 37% short, 35% adequate, and 3% surplus in North Dakota. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 35% very short, 35% short, 29% adequate, and 1% surplus.
 
In Minnesota, dry bean planting was nearly complete at 97%, with 93% of the crop emerged.The first dry bean condition rating of the season was 0% very poor, 6% poor, 31% fair, 48% good and 15% excellent.
 
Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 19% very short, 45% short, 35% adequate and 1% surplus in Minnesota. Subsoil moisture supplies were rated 13% very short, 44% short, 42% adequate and 1% surplus.
 
The dry bean crop in Idaho is 80% emerged and rated 44% good to excellent; Washington is 92% emerged and rated 22% good to excellent; Wyoming is is 40% emerged and 85% planted; Colorado is is 29% emerged and 72% planted; Nebraska is is 46% emerged and 74% planted; and Michigan is is 29% emerged and 79% planted.
 
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Crop Progress Report – June 7, 2021

According to USDA’s Crop Progress Report, dry bean planting in North Dakota was 92%, well ahead of 68% last year, and ahead of 84% average. Emerged was 52%, well ahead of 21% last year, and ahead of 40% average.
 
Topsoil moisture supplies rated 49% very short, 35% short, 14% adequate, and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 53% very short, 27% short, 20% adequate, and 0% surplus.
 
The Minnesota dry bean crop was 95% planted, ahead of 91% last year and 87% average. Emergence was 84%, well ahead of 63% last year and 54% average.
 
Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 10% very short, 41% short, 48% adequate and 1% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were rated 7% very short, 35% short, 57% adequate and 1% surplus. Warm and dry conditions continue to be reported
 
The dry bean crop in Idaho is 91% planted and 75% emerged; Washington is 89% emerged; Montana is 85% planted and 49% emerged; Wyoming is 55% planted and 20% emerged; Colorado is 48% planted and 13% emerged; Nebraska is 47% planted and 10% emerged; and Michigan is 30% planted and 3% emerged.
 
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Pulse Crop Utilization Course

The Northern Crops Institute (NCI) will be holding a virtual course on pulse crop utilization June 8-17, 2021. This course provides participants with current information surrounding the pulse industry in our four-state region. From production to breeding to health benefits and processing, there will be discussions led by university and industry experts.

Participants will have the chance to view pre-recorded seminars, watch virtual demonstrations of pulse processing, and take in a virtual tour of a pulse processing facility, as well as engage with presenters during 4 live Q&A sessions on June 8th, June 10th, June 15th, and June 17th, each at 7:00 pm (CST).

Get more information at: https://www.northern-crops.com/training-courses.

Dry Bean Scene

This week’s Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network features a planting update from Rugby, North Dakota. Farmer Steve Fritel is putting pinto beans in the ground, but soil conditions are tough. Hear more in the latest radio update, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Exceptional Drought Evident in North Dakota

Drought is intensifying across North Dakota. According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate-to-exceptional drought covers 97%. 16% of North Dakota is now in the exceptional drought category, which covers all of McHenry, McLean and Oliver Counties and portions of surrounding counties in the north-central and west-central part of the state. Minnesota experienced a 17% increase in dry conditions this past week. There are patches of moderate and severe drought in northwestern and southern Minnesota. 
 
 
*These conditions are as of Tuesday, May 18 and do not reflect any recent rainfall.
Black Beans

Crop Progress Report – May 17, 2021

According to USDA’s Crop Progress Report, dry beans in North Dakota are 19% planted, ahead of 3% last year and near 16% average. The Minnesota dry bean crop is 52% planted, 10 days ahead of last year and ahead of normal. Emergence was 3 days ahead of last year and 5 days ahead of average. Dry bean planting in Idaho is at 63%, Washington is at 97%, Montana is at 45%, Wyoming is at 16% and Nebraska 2% complete.
 
Topsoil moisture supplies in North Dakota are rated 81% short-to-very short. 63% of the corn has been planted, 53% of the soybeans are in the ground and 84% of the spring wheat is seeded. In Minnesota, 95% of the corn has been planted, 88% of the soybeans are planted and 84% of the spring wheat crop has emerged.
 
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NDSU Crop and Pest Report – May 13, 2021

The third issue of the Crop & Pest Report has been released. Featured in this week’s edition are:
 
  • Entomology
  • Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology
  • Soils
  • Weeds
  • Around the State
  • Weather Summary/Outlook
 

Crop Progress Report – May 10, 2021

According to USDA’s Crop Progress Report, dry beans in North Dakota are 5% planted, on par with on average. The Minnesota dry bean crop is 17% planted, 2 days ahead of normal. Dry bean planting in Idaho is at 53%, Washington is at 80%, Montana is at 27% and Wyoming is at 8%
 
Topsoil moisture supplies in North Dakota are rated 80% short-to-very short. 17% of the soybeans are planted, ahead of the average pace for this time of the year of 11%. 36% of North Dakota’s corn is planted, well ahead of the 24% average. 66%t of the spring wheat is seeded and 20% of the crop is emerged.
 
Corn planting progress is well ahead of normal in Minnesota at 85% complete. 65% of the soybeans are planted, up from the average of 25%. Spring wheat seeding is 97% complete in Minnesota, up from 52% for the average. The soil moisture situation is much better in the Gopher State with subsoil moisture at 60%adequate-to-surplus.
 
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Extreme Drought Encompasses 85% of North Dakota

All of North Dakota is now experiencing either abnormally dry or some form of drought conditions. Extreme drought conditions increased 2% this past week. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor puts nearly 85% of the state in that category. 63% of Minnesota has good moisture, with the far southern and northwestern areas either abnormally dry or in moderate drought. The exception comes in Kittson and Marshall counties, where there is severe drought.
 
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Drought Conditions Expand in North Dakota

Extreme drought conditions in North Dakota increased seven percent this past week. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor puts 82 percent of the state in that category. The remaining 18 percent is experiencing some form of dryness. The majority of Minnesota has sufficient moisture, with far southern and northwestern areas either abnormally dry or in moderate drought. Compared to last week, there was a 10 percent increase in moderate and abnormally dry conditions. The exception comes in Kittson County where there is severe drought.

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