Corn, Soybean Planting Well Ahead of Normal05/10/2016
Corn planting made solid progress over the past week in most of the major production states.
As of Sunday, 64% of U.S. corn is planted, a little bit behind last year, but up sharply on the week, and ahead of the five year average of 50%. Missouri is the furthest along at 94%, followed by Minnesota at 89%. Michigan, at 18%, is the furthest behind its’ five year average of 28%. 27% of U.S. corn has emerged, compared to 17% normally this time of year.
23% of soybeans are planted, compared to 8% last week, 26% last year, and the usual pace of 16%.
62% of U.S. winter wheat is in good to excellent condition, up 1% on the week, and 57% of the crop has headed.
77% of spring wheat is planted, compared to 51% on average, and 39% has emerged.
61% of pastures and rangelands are called good to excellent, 3% more than a week ago.