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Weekly Wheat Update

Weekly Wheat Update

Every Tuesday during the growing season (generally April through September), the North Dakota Wheat Commission issues a weekly wheat report report to update buyers on growing conditions, yield potential, crop health, disease concerns, quality, etc.  The Commission utilizes the USDA NASS weekly crop progress reports and crop reports from producers, elevators, extension agents and agronomists to develop the report.

Weekly Wheat Update July 9, 2024

Producers continue to report high crop condition ratings for both spring wheat and durum.  Rain was fairly widespread across the state over the past weekend, with heavier amounts in eastern areas.  Given the wetter conditions recently, and higher humidity, producers remain vigilant in monitoring crops for disease pressure and applying fungicide for control.  Fusarium Headblight (scab) risk is high in certain areas of the state, especially for susceptible varieties, but producers are aware and closely monitoring their crops as they reach the flowering stage.  There have also been some reports of bacterial leaf streak.  Overall, producers are very happy with the condition of the crops and current promising yield potential.  Temperatures are forecast to warm up this week and become higher than average over the weekend.
Crop development for spring wheat is at an average pace with 59% of the U.S. crop headed out.  In North Dakota, about half has headed out.  Condition ratings per the USDA/NASS Crop Progress report continue to show higher than average.  75% of the U.S. spring wheat crop is rated in good to excellent condition, up from 72% last week and 47% a year ago.  In North Dakota, 81% is rated in good to excellent condition.  Ratings in other spring wheat states range from 64% good to excellent in Montana, 75% in South Dakota, and 88% in Minnesota.
Durum crop conditions are also high with 88% rated in good to excellent condition in North Dakota and 60% is rated in the top two categories in Montana.  Crop progress is a bit ahead of average with 55% headed in North Dakota and 35% in Montana.
Wheat Headed by State  7/7/24  Last Week Last Year 5 yr. Avg
North Dakota HRS 49 29 60 56
North Dakota Durum 55 35 47 47
Minnesota HRS  76 61  83 73 
Montana HRS 58 33 56 47
Montana Durum 35 8 31 33
South Dakota HRS  82 66  93 82 
US HRS 59  38  66 60 
State VP P Fair Good Exc Index
ND HRS 1 2 16 67 14 391
ND Durum 0 1 11 79 9 396
MN HRS 0 1 11 77 11 398
MT HRS 0 5 30 59 6 366
MT Durum 0 6 34 57 3 357
SD HRS 0 2 23 69 6 379
US HRS 2024 1 3 21 65 10 380
US HRS 2023 4 12 37 45 2 329
  July 7, 2024

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