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Corn conditions slide; soybeans steady

Corn and soybean maturity continues to be ahead of the four-year average.

The crop progress report shows corn conditions fell a point from last week. This week’s report shows 75% of the crop is in good/excellent condition. Last week, 76% of the crop was in good/excellent condition.

So far, here are the good/excellent conditions in the top five corn producing states: Iowa (78%), Illinois (81%), Nebraska (86%), Minnesota (79%), Kansas (52%). Conditions fell in Illinois, Minnesota and Kansas this week.

Corn silking

The corn crop maturity continues to be ahead of schedule. The crop progress report shows 37% of the crop is silking across the country. The four-year average is 18%.

Illinois and Missouri producers report 76% of the corn is silking. Meanwhile, Indiana reports 49% followed by Kansas at 48%; Iowa at 35% and Ohio stands at 30%.

States behind the nation average include Michigan with 5%; Wisconsin and North Dakota at 6% and Minnesota at 8%.

Soybean conditions

The soybean crop is holding steady when it comes to the overall condition. Crop observers report 71% either in good/excellent condition. That’s the same as last week.

So far, here are the good/excellent conditions in the top five soybean producing states: Illinois (72%), Iowa (76%), Minnesota (75%), Nebraska (83%), North Dakota (81%). Conditions fell this week in Illinois, Minnesota and Nebraska.

Soybeans blooming

Soybeans are moving fast when it comes to blooms. The crop progress report shows 47% blooming, compared to the four-year average of 27%.


Soybeans setting pods

The crop progress report shows 11% of the soybeans planted this spring are setting pods. That’s above the four-year average of 4%. This is the first time this year the setting pods report has been added.

Wisconsin, Ohio, North Dakota, Michigan and North Carolina report only 2% setting pods and 1% in Minnesota.


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