National Drought Mitigation Center

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Winter wheat zeroed out in Hughes County, South Dakota
8/4/2017 5:26:49 PM

Hughes County, SD

Start Date: 5/30/2017 - End Date: 6/7/2017
A lot of winter wheat is being zeroed out in this area. This is very unusual. Our drought usually comes later in the summer. Typically we are now going into the hot dry period of the year for SD. If the weather pattern is normal…we could have a problem. We usually rely on stored soil moisture to carry crops during the summer. I think this has already been tough on people in this area. It is early enough to consider reseeding, but we need some moisture to produce a second crop. The cool season grasses are all heading and short. From Hughes County, South Dakota, on June 6, 2017