Another week of intense heat and limited precipitation caused corn and soybean condition ratings to drop this past week, according to the weekly Crop Progress report. Wheat conditions also dropped behind the previous week’s pace.
Corn: Good/excellent ratings dropped three points to 61%, with 62% silking (70% five-year avg.) and 13% in the dough stage (15% five-year avg.).
Soybeans: Good/excellent conditions were down two points to 59%, with 64% blooming (69% five-year avg.) and 26% setting pods (34% five-year avg.).
Wheat: 77% of winter wheat has been harvested, with 86% of spring headed. Spring good/excellent conditions are down three points from the prior week at 68%
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