South Dakota State University Extension crop specialist Jon Kleinjan says conditions look poor across portions of South Dakota. He’s been traveling as far as Aberdeen and south-central South Dakota in the last few days. “There’s lots of unplanted ground and most of the corn is behind. There are poor stands. It’s too wet,” says Kleinjan. “The soybeans are just coming out of the ground. We’ll need a good summer, maybe a good September and October to finish this crop. The recent heat may perk things up a bit.” Kleinjan estimates about 30 percent of the corn acres didn’t get planted in South Dakota, on average.
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