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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 June 11, 2024

With planting of the spring wheat crop mostly complete, producers are reporting great crop conditions so far.  Additional moisture was received over the last week and most areas of the state have now reached a point where growing season precipitation is at normal to above normal levels.  The exception to this would be the southwest corner of the state where additional moisture would be welcome.  Excess moisture and high winds in areas have affected spraying progress and planting of late season row crops. Temperatures so far this growing season have been slightly below normal, which combined with good moisture have promoted excellent crop development for wheat.  With the wet conditions, producers have been closely monitoring for disease pressure.  There have been some reports of tan spot and concerns about stripe rust, but it is still very early in the crop development stages and there are no widespread disease issues thus far.
Yesterday’s USDA/NASS crop progress report showed 87% of the U.S. spring wheat crop has emerged.  In North Dakota, that value is at 81%, slightly ahead of average and 12% of the crop has now reached the jointed stage.  As expected, crop condition ratings are quite high.  72% of the U.S. spring wheat crop is in good to excellent condition, slightly lower than last week, but above last year’s value of 60%.  In North Dakota 79% is rated in good to excellent condition.
Planting of the state’s durum crop is nearing completion with about 94% planted.  Emergence is at 75% and 7% has reached the jointed state.  Similar to spring wheat, the slightly cooler conditions and generally good precipitation have promoted plant growth and development and the crop looks to be in great condition so far with 91% rated in good to excellent condition.  Much of the durum producing regions have received lower amounts of precipitation than other areas of the state and will need consistent moisture for optimal yield potential and crop development.  In Montana 97% of the durum has emerged and just over half is rated in good to excellent condition.
Wheat Emerged by State  6/9/24  Last Week  Last Year  5 yr. Avg
North Dakota HRS 81 70 80 76
North Dakota Durum 75 74 70 67
Minnesota HRS 96 93 93 86
Montana HRS 89 77 86 87
Montana Durum 97 82 68 63
South Dakota HRS 98 91 97 95
U.S. HRS 87 78 86 83
June 9, 2024
State VP P Fair Good Exc Total
ND HRS 0 2 19 73 6 383
ND Durum 0 1 8 87 4 394
MN HRS 0 0 26 69 5 379
MT HRS 0 5 34 61 0 356
MT Durum 0 1 48 51 0 350
SD HRS 2 5 25 62 6 365
US HRS 0 3 25 67 5 374
US HRS 2023 1 6 33 56 4 356

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