The most recent Crop Progress Report revealed good/excellent corn ratings dropped 3% from the prior week, now at 64%, but on par with the five-year average. The 9% poor/very poor rating is also on track with average conditions. 7% of corn is silking as of July 3rd, four points below the five-year average of 11%.
Soybeans are rated at 63% good/excellent, a two-point drop from the prior week but four points above the five-year average. 96% of soybeans have emerged, on par with the five-year average, though the 16% bloom rate is down six points from the 22% five-year average mark.
Spring wheat conditions look favorable at 66% good/excellent, well above the prior year’s average of 16%, though only 20% have headed compared to the 57% five-year average. Winter wheat harvest is six points ahead of the five-year average (54% harvested vs. 48% average), though condition ratings have slid from the prior year (31% good/excellent vs. 47% prior year).
Read more commentary on the latest crop progress report.