June 11, 2013
As prevented planting dates come and go across the Corn Belt, corn growers across the U.S. have planted 95% of the 2013 corn crop as of June 10. This is only 3 points behind the five-year national average. Farmers across most states are closing in on the finish of planting corn. Wisconsin still has 19% of the corn crop to get in the ground. North Dakota has 11% left to plant. Colorado, Nebraska, North Carolina and Ohio are done planting corn.
Eighty-five percent of the overall corn crop has emerged so far, 7 points behind the five-year average of 92%, and well behind last year’s 99% emergence rate at this time. Wisconsin has seen just over half of the corn emerge at 60% emerged; 67% of the North Dakota corn crop has popped through the soil. North Carolina is the only state to have 100% of its corn crop emerged.
Overall crop condition stayed relatively the same as last week. 63% of the crop is in good/excellent condition and 8% of the crop is in very poor/poor condition. Indiana and Iowa both have 13% of the corn crop in very poor/poor condition – the highest low ratings in the top 18 corn-producing states. Pennsylvania has the best corn, with a good/excellent rating of 84%. Ohio isn’t far behind, with its good/excellent rating at 82% this week. Other high good/excellent corn condition ratings include: Indiana (77%), Kentucky (78%), Nebraska (75%) and Tennessee (75%).
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The overall soybean crop is now 71% planted, behind the 84% five-year average, and well behind last year’s 97% completion rate at this time last year. Nebraska, Ohio and Michigan have the most soybeans planted, at 94%, 94% and 90% planted, respectively. States with less than half of the soybean crop planted include Kentucky (48%), Missouri (48%), North Carolina (46%) and Tennessee (47%).
Nearly half of the overall soybean crop has emerged at 48%. The five-year average is 67%. Louisiana has 81% of its soybean crop popping out of the soil, the most out of all of the major soybean-producing states. North Dakota has only 25% of its crop emerging.
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About the Author(s)
Jen grew up in south-central Minnesota and graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato, with a degree in mass communications. She served as a communications specialist for the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association and Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, and was a book editor before joining the Corn & Soybean Digest staff.
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