NASS estimated that 72% of the corn crop was in good-to-excellent condition as of Sunday, up 1 percentage point from 71% the previous week and well above 56% at the same time a year ago.
“Iowa and Minnesota, both at 85%, and Wisconsin, at 80%, had the highest good-to-excellent corn ratings,” said DTN Senior Analyst Dana Mantini. “Nebraska is at 74% good to excellent, and Illinois, Indiana and Ohio are all rated from 56% to 59% good to excellent.”
NASS estimated that 2% of corn was silking, slightly ahead of 1% last year and equal to the five-year average.
Soybean planting continued to inch toward completion last week, reaching 96% complete as of Sunday. That is 13 percentage points ahead of last year’s pace and 3 percentage points ahead of the five-year average of 93%.
Soybean emergence was estimated at 89% as of Sunday, 23 percentage points ahead of last year’s 66% and 4 percentage points ahead of the five-year average of 85%. Soybeans blooming was estimated at 5%, equal to the five-year average.
NASS estimated national soybean crop condition at 70% good to excellent, down 2 percentage points from 72% the previous week but well above 54% at the same time last year.
“Iowa at 84%, Wisconsin at 82%, Minnesota at 81% and Nebraska at 77% had the highest good-to-excellent soybean ratings, while Ohio and Michigan were both at 57% good to excellent and Illinois was at 60% good to excellent. Soybeans in very-poor-to-poor condition nationwide rose to 5% from 4% a week ago,” Mantini said.
Spring wheat headed was estimated at 12%, 10 percentage points behind the average of 22%. Spring wheat condition was estimated at 75% good to excellent, down 6 percentage points from 81% the previous week. Sixty-nine percent of spring wheat in North Dakota was rated either good or excellent, down from 78% the previous week.
Winter wheat was 96% headed at the end of last week compared to 93% last year at the same time and a five-year average of 97%. Winter wheat harvest continued to pick up speed, moving ahead 14 percentage points last week to reach 29% complete as of Sunday, 3 percentage points ahead of the five-year average of 26%. Kansas winter wheat was 25% harvested as of Sunday, while Nebraska hadn’t started yet, noted DTN Senior Analyst Todd Hultman.
Winter wheat condition was rated 52% good to excellent, up 2 percentage points from 50% the previous week.
“Forty-four percent of the Kansas winter wheat crop was rated good-to-excellent, down from 45% last week,” Hultman said. “Winter wheat crops in Washington and South Dakota are doing especially well, sporting good-to-excellent ratings of 86% and 80%, respectively.”
To view weekly crop progress reports issued by National Ag Statistics Service offices in individual states, visit http://www.nass.usda.gov/…. Look for the U.S. map in the “Find Data and Reports by” section and choose the state you wish to view in the drop-down menu. Then look for that state’s “Crop Progress & Condition” report.
|National Crop Progress Summary|
|Winter Wheat Headed||96||91||93||97|
|Winter Wheat Harvested||29||15||13||26|
|Spring Wheat Headed||12||4||6||22|
|Cotton Setting Bolls||6||NA||2||4|
|National Crop Condition Summary|
|(VP=Very Poor; P=Poor; F=Fair; G=Good; E=Excellent)|
|This Week||Last Week||Last Year|
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Source: Anthony Greder, DTN
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