FARGO, N.D. - Acreage planted to spring wheat in North Dakota for 2013 is estimated at 5.70 million acres, a 1 percent decrease from last year's 5.75 million acres. Spring wheat to be harvested for grain is estimated at 5.60 million acres, a 2 percent decrease from last year's estimate of 5.70 million acres. Durum wheat planted acreage is estimated at 850,000 acres, down 37 percent from the 2012 estimate of 1.34 million acres. Harvested acreage is expected to total 830,000 acres, down from last year's estimate of 1.33 million acres. Winter wheat planted acreage is estimated at 350,000 acres, down 53 percent from last year's estimate of 750,000 acres. Harvested acreage is expected to total 320,000 acres, down from 730,000 acres last year.
Soybean planted acres are estimated at 4.40 million acres, down 7 percent from last year's record high of 4.75 million acres. Of the acres planted, 94 percent were planted with genetically modified, herbicide resistant seed. Producers expect to harvest 4.36 million acres.
Corn planted for all purposes is estimated at 3.90 million acres, an 8 percent increase over from last year's record high of 3.60 million acres. Of the total acres, 94 percent were planted to biotechnology varieties. Acres to be harvested for grain are estimated at 3.60 million acres, up from 3.46 million acres in 2012.
Barley acreage is estimated at 770,000 acres, down 27 percent from last year's estimate of 1.06 million acres planted. Acres to be harvested for grain are estimated at 710,000 acres, down from 1.01 million acres last year. Oat planted acres increased to 260,000 acres, up 30 percent from the previous year of 200,000 acres. Acres to be harvested for grain are estimated at 140,000 acres, up from 110,000 acres last year.
Canola planted acreage at 860,000 acres, is down 41 percent from last year's record high of 1.46 million acres. It is estimated that 850,000 million acres will be harvested, down from the 2012 harvested acreage of 1,455,000 acres.
Acres planted to oil sunflower decreased to 480,000 acres, down 38 percent from 770,000 acres from last year. An estimated 470,000 acres are expected to be harvested. Non-oil sunflower planted acreage is estimated at 98,000 acres, up 9 percent from 90,000 acres last year. Harvested area is forecast at 94,000 acres.
Flaxseed acreage decreased to 200,000 acres from last year's acreage of 315,000. It is estimated that 197,000 acres will be harvested.
Safflower acreage is estimated at 10,000 acres, down 31 percent from last year. It is estimated that 9,500 acres will be harvested.
Dry edible bean acres are estimated at 510,000, down from 700,000 acres planted in 2012. Harvested area is forecast at 480,000 acres.
Sugarbeet planted acres, at 230,000, are up 5 percent from 2012. Harvested area is forecasted at 223,000 acres.
Alfalfa hay acreage that will be cut is estimated at 1.28 million acres, down slightly from 2012 acreage of 1.29 million acres. Other hay acreage to be cut for hay is forecast at 950,000 acres, up from 900,000 acres in 2012.