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Released: November 14, 2005 -- 3:00 pm CST For Week Ending November 13, 2005 SD-CW4605 Volume 54 Issue 46

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:   Mild weather allowed producers to continue with row crop harvest, although many of the remaining fields are too wet to harvest. However, producers in several areas have also commented that if more precipitation is not received, winter wheat conditions will be deteriorating. Major farm activities included row crop harvest, baling crop residue, fall tillage and fertilization, manure hauling, moving hay and grain, machinery cleaning and maintenance, weaning calves, moving cattle to field residue, and caring for livestock. Statewide, there were 6.5 days reported suitable for fieldwork. This report is based on information from county extension educators, Farm Service Agency county directors, and other reporters across the state.

WEATHER INFORMATION:   Last week's temperatures averaged 11.7 degrees above normal, with average temperatures in the upper 40's and lower 50's. The high temperature for the week was 80 degrees, reported in Chamberlain; while the low for the week was 15 degrees, reported in Porcupine. Precipitation totals varied for the week, with Onida reporting the most precipitation received, at 0.62 inch.

SOIL CONDITION:   Soil moisture levels remained similar to the previous week, as much of the state received minimal amounts of precipitation. Topsoil moisture is currently rated at 60 percent adequate to surplus, with subsoil moisture rated at 52 percent adequate to surplus.

FIELD CROPS REPORT:   Mild weather helped farmers and ranchers across the state nearly complete row crop harvest last week. Corn harvest advanced to 95 percent complete, well ahead of last year's 67 percent and the five-year average of 86 percent. Sunflower harvest is also ahead of last year and the five-year average, with harvest 96 percent complete. Winter wheat condition fell slightly, with 48 percent rated in good to excellent condition. Winter wheat emergence is 95 percent complete, behind last year's 98 percent but ahead of the five-year average of 91 percent.

LIVESTOCK, PASTURE, AND RANGE REPORT:   Warm temperatures have been beneficial to livestock across the state, with farmers and ranchers continuing to move cattle to grazing on field residue. Cattle are rated at 85 percent in good to excellent condition, with sheep rated at 89 percent good to excellent. Feed supplies and stock water supplies remain similar to the previous week, at 90 percent adequate to surplus and 64 percent adequate to surplus, respectively.



          FEED AND WATER SUPPLIES COMPARISON
                 AS OF NOVEMBER 13, 2005 

       FEED SUPPLIES      STOCK WATER
        This  Last 5-Yr.   This  Last  5-Yr.
RATING   Week  Year  Ave.   Week  Year   Ave.

                       Percent
Very 
 Short      3    10    NA     15     15   NA
Short       7    18    NA     21     19   NA
Adeq.      80    67    NA     60     63   NA
Surplus    10     5    NA      4      3   NA



        SOIL MOISTURE CONDITION COMPARISON
           AS OF NOVEMBER 13, 2005 

               TOPSOIL         SUBSOIL
         This   Last  Last  This   Last  Last
RATING   Week   Week  Year  Week   Week  Year
                       Percent
Very 
 Short     13    12     3     22     19    13
Short      27    25    15     26     29    14
Adeq.      57    61    76     50     51    69
Surplus     3     2     6      2      1     4


                        
          CROP AND LIVESTOCK CONDITIONS
              AS OF NOVEMBER 13, 2005 

ITEM        V POOR   POOR   FAIR   GOOD   EXCEL
                          Percent
Winter wheat   2      14     36      41      7
Cattle         0       2     13      62     23
Sheep          0       1     10      59     30
                 


      CROP PROGRESS AS OF NOVEMBER 13, 2005  1/                                                                         
                                                                           
                    This   Last   Last   5-Yr.
ITEM                Week   Week   Year    Ave
  
                         Percent
Corn        
 grain harvested     95     89     67      86
Sunflower   
 harvested           96     90     72      91 
Winter wheat
 emerged             95     94     98      91

1/ Percents represent all acreage in or beyond each stage. 


SOIL TEMPERATURES WEEK ENDING NOV. 13, 2005
                 (4-inch Depth)
LOCATION      TEMP             LOCATION   TEMP

Beresford      48              Gettysburg   45
Brookings      45              Nisland      45
Caputa         43              Pierre       47
Chamberlain    47              Redfield     43
Cottonwood     45              Watertown    42


	     TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION
              WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 13, 2005                 

             TEMPERATURE       -----  PRECIPITATION -----    
             -----------          SINCE  SINCE  SINCE  SINCE 
            CURRENT WEEK    CURR  JAN 1  APR 1  JAN 1  APR 1 
STATION     AVG DFN HI  LO  WEEK  TOTAL  TOTAL    DFN    DFN 
-------     --  --  --  -- -----  -----  -----  -----  ----- 
Bison       46 +12  70  21| 0.30  18.83  18.06  +2.63  +3.82
Buffalo     46 +12  71  23| 0.31   9.20   8.97  -4.21  -3.26
Dupree      45 +11  72  22| 0.24  16.56  15.44  +0.58  +1.15
Mc Intosh   44 +11  73  27| 0.26  14.81  14.03  -1.06  -0.37
Newell      44 +10  72  20| 0.24  16.38  15.47  +1.89  +2.48
Timber Lake 44 +10  70  20| 0.16  13.76  12.15  -3.17  -2.82
Aberdeen    46 +13  66  22| 0.19  17.76  16.53  -0.05  +0.90
Eureka      46 +14  69  25| 0.15  15.44  14.60  -0.94  -0.20
Faulkton    45 +13  71  24| 0.27  20.61  19.31  +2.69  +3.49
Mobridge    47 +13  71  28| 0.02  14.48  13.35  -1.72  -0.95
Roscoe      44 +12  71  24| 0.36  18.58  17.54  +0.58  +1.46
Britton     47 +14  66  29| 0.26  27.55  26.47  +9.45 +10.08
Clear Lake  45 +12  66  28| 0.22  26.57  24.37  +3.38  +4.09
Sisseton    45 +11  67  24| 0.33  24.66  23.23  +4.52  +5.52
Webster     44 +11  64  30| 0.59  23.54  22.65  +3.36  +4.76
Watertown   45 +13  67  25| 0.15  18.88  17.82  -2.47  -1.00
Faith       48 +13  72  24| 0.24  14.61  13.36  -1.39  -0.83
Milesville  47 +12  74  24| 0.13  18.29  16.66  +0.93  +1.22
Long Valley 47 +10  76  24| 0.09  18.69  16.86  +1.45  +1.49
Philip      49 +12  78  21| 0.10  13.71  12.68  -1.77  -1.16
Rapid City  49 +12  75  20| 0.11  14.54  12.23  -1.35  -1.72
Spearfish   48 +12  78  26| 0.46  18.37  16.48  -2.61  -1.71
Chamberlain 50 +13  80  28| 0.13  21.86  19.61  +4.99  +4.51
Highmore    48 +12  71  21| 0.30  15.88  14.86  -3.12  -2.07
Huron       47 +13  70  23| 0.22  21.26  20.46  +1.99  +3.94
Onida       46 +11  72  25| 0.62  14.70  13.90  -2.84  -1.31
Pierre      49 +13  78  24| 0.26  12.37  11.85  -5.50  -3.98
Brookings   45 +12  66  25| 0.33  30.70  29.05  +8.53  +8.86
Madison     46 +12  70  25| 0.22  26.18  24.36  +3.38  +4.67
Mitchell    47 +10  73  24| 0.18  28.07  25.95  +7.11  +7.62
Sioux Falls 48 +13  70  24| 0.35  27.60  24.73  +5.01  +4.93
Custer      45 +11  68  19| 0.09  15.60  14.29  -2.56  -1.99
Hot Springs 46  +7  74  19| 0.00  18.88  17.37  +3.59  +3.57
Oelrichs    46  +9  74  23| 0.13  19.31  18.20  +3.20  +4.01
Porcupine   44  +9  77  15| 0.10  18.28  16.41  +2.93  +2.54
Murdo       48 +13  76  26| 0.26  17.78  15.71  +0.48  +0.67
Winner      51 +12  78  29| 0.19  22.17  19.74  -0.43  -0.03
Armour      49 +12  76  22| 0.07  26.23  24.11  +4.34  +5.10
Centerville 49 +13  74  23| 0.01  24.64  22.08  +0.81  +1.03
Marion      47 +12  72  24| 0.21  30.32  28.03  +7.14  +7.84
Pickstown   50 +11  77  23| 0.07  23.95  21.56  +2.79  +2.89
Vermillion  53 +14  78  22| 0.00  29.11  26.43  +5.63  +5.58
Yankton     48 +10  78  25| 0.02  26.54  23.54  +4.10  +3.61

Source: National Weather Service, provided by AWIS, Inc.




LAST CROP-WEATHER REPORT FOR 2005 This issue concludes the weekly reports for 2005 made possible by the dedicated county extension educators, Farm Service Agency county directors, and farmers and ranchers who supplied the necessary information. Reports will be issued monthly during the winter season. Thank you!


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