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Weekly Crop Weather Report: Precipitation, wet conditions slow start of harvesting

Published 10/13/2009, National Agricultural Statistics Service, South Dakota Field Office

Precipitation and wet conditions have slowed the start to harvesting of row crops. Some areas of the state welcomed the moisture as a relief for the planted winter wheat. There were 4.0 days suitable for fieldwork in the past week. Some of the major farm activities included cutting silage, general care of livestock, seeding of winter wheat, and combining of row crops.

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